from 12:00-12:30 Samu (Work Practice) Then 12:30-1 PM Tea and DiscussionO-An Zendo is dedicated to the core practice of zazen or sitting meditation. The zendo is open every Sunday for a regular meditation service.
9:50 am – Han (wooden gong) is struck calling practitioners to the zendo
10:00 – 10:10am – morning service
10:10 – 10:40am – zazen (sitting meditation)
10:40 – 10:55am – indoor kinhin (walking meditation)
10:55 – 11:10am – zazen
11:10 – 11:40am – Dharma talk
11:40 – 11:55am – outdoor kinhin
11:55am – 12:00pm – closing circle
12:00 - 12:30 samu (work practice)
12:30 – 1:00pm – tea and discussion
In addition to our regular Sunday service and weeknight meditations, we hold monthly Full Day Sittings with an Oryoki lunch, and 4 seasonal celebrations:
ROHATSU, celebrated in December, commemorates Buddha’s Enlightenment. In the spring we celebrate BUDDHA’S BIRTH.
We conduct the UDUMBARA Ceremony in the summer to honor the first transmission of the Buddha’s teaching. Fall brings O-BON, a lantern lighting ceremony, releasing those who have departed over the past year, and invite their spirits back for a brief visit. Friends and family are invited to attend all our special events and ceremonies. Our Calendar
Private meetings (dokusan) with our teacher are available by appointment.
The zendo is open for daily informal yoga, and periodically offers classes and workshops in Karate-Do, T’ai Chi and Japanese Ceremonial Tea. Accomplished teachers from many spiritual traditions pass through our doors giving classes, demonstrations, and workshops. Contact Us.
In these and other forms of outreach, O-An expresses its commitment to Engaged Buddhist practice, to the health and wellbeing of the ever-expanding community of life with which we are inextricably connected.