and upcoming events

SLOZC  ·  Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 21 • Three Steps to Mindfulness Workshop led by Roshi Kipp Ryodo Hawley

Summer Zazenkai

(“to come together for zazen")

Friday, July 19  (eve) - Saturday, July 20


The Zazenkai will include zazen, service, a work period (samu), meals (for those in-person), a dharma talk, and face-to-face meetings (daison) with a teacher. The schedule is similar to a day of sesshin (multi-day retreat).  Open to everyone.  If you haven't yet sat an all-day session, you're in for a treat!  Attached is a sample schedule.  This is a fine opportunity to deepen your practice, whether you're a veteran Zen student or are new to zazen.  

Our Zazenkai will be held in the serene surroundings of Crows End, our regular Thursday evening “home.”  Please reply to register as soon as you know you will be attending.

$50 for In-person participation (which includes meals)

$25 for on-line participation

(See payment options below)


TO REGISTER: email Sensei Shogen at Let Shōgen know if you wish to join on-line or in-person.

All the key information, e.g. final schedule, chant cards, service book and Zoom link, will be sent out on Friday morning, July 19.

Zazenkai Payment Options

For PayPal


Or Mail Your Check to:


P.O. Box 612

Arroyo Grande, CA 93421 - 0612

Or Pay at the Event

Photo courtesy of Joe Johnston

Wednesdays • 7-8pm • On Zoom

Besides being a perfect follow-up for those who have already taken Intro to Zen Meditation, Wednesday evening’s Exploring Your Zen Practice is open to everyone: members of ZCLA, friends, and anyone with an interest in Zen practice.

Exploring Your Zen Practice takes place on Zoom and will be guided by a ZCLA Dharma Holder, who will answer questions you may have about your sitting practice, with special attention given to any problems you are encountering. In addition, discussions of other practice topics may arise when there is interest from participants.

The class takes place on Wednesdays, but there are some weeks throughout the year when ZCLA is closed or we are in a retreat, so check our full calendar to make sure the class is happening on your chosen Wednesday!

For any questions, please email Kaigen at

Join Zoom Meeting here

Meeting ID 815 7103 6299

Passcode Wed22