Category Archives: Schedule Changes

1 September — HSZC closed — Labor Day

thPlease have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Holiday, honoring the American labor movement. This day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

We will see you back for morning zazen and regular schedule Tuesday, September 2nd!


25 august: no morning zazen

No morning Zazen or morning Chanting next Monday, but we will still have evening Zazen on August 25th at 6pm, just again, no morning schedule.

thPlease also be aware that HSZC will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on September 1st! All day.


regular schedule resumes!

Welcome back to our regular schedule post a few days off over the LGBTQI  Pride weekend and then July 4th weekend. We hope you had a safe and enjoyable celebration(s).

RThis week will also be the week where some of our Sangha and the Sacramento Valley Streams Sangha have several days in Tassajara (July 8 to Jul 11)  to focus on practice, but we here at HSZC will maintain our full weekly schedule while that occurs!

Please join us for our now back to normal schedule, except that the Thursday Jul 10th’s  Study Hour will not occur this week, due to the Tassajara event.


Happy LGBTQI Pride & July 4th right after/ Schedule changes

We want to wish all our friends, families and communities the happiest of pride weekends  as they occur around the world this month and beyond.  May you be safe, happy, healthy and enjoy the celebrations!3

And we would like to let you know due to pride events and July 4th (USA independence day), we will be just open next week July 1,2,3 & then back to regular posted schedule on July 7th. (closed Jun 29th, 30th and Jul 4th, 5th and 6th)


HSZC Closed Monday, May 26th


HSZC Closed Monday, May 26th

In observation of the men and women who died while serving in the

United States Armed Forces




Spring is here & HSZC is closed April 21st!

unnamedThe Christian Holiday of Easter is upon us already this Sunday and so our Monthly Monday holiday influence closure day of April 21st will follow the holiday on April 20th.

This holiday is also in our country in general a celebration of spring and new births for people and for our adorable fellow feather and furry animal friends. Please enjoy this day off with some new born spirit and we will see you Tuesday Morning April 22nd at 6am!

And… Dont forget Rev Myo will provide the lecture at SFZC on April 24th at 7:30pm and tickets are required. Link to tickets and details below. HSZC’s study hour will be cancelled due to this event.

Zendo closed Wed AM, April 2nd.

See you Wed evening!


Tuesday, April 1st – open to the public, Event

TmonasteryWe would like to remind all that a Tibetan Lineage Nun Robina Courtinwill be giving a talk at HSZC tomorrow (Tuesday April 1) at 7pm.  Because she usually has a significant interest or following we are having to cancel evening Zazen to rearrange our space and as a first come, first seated event we expect that people will show up when we would normally be in a period of Zazen or chanting. All are welcome to attend and keep in mind she usually draws a bit of a crowd so first come first seated and our space and capacity to seat is limited. We will see you again back to our regular schedule Wed., April 2nd. And “no” this isn’t an Aprils fool joke!

Also a reminder we are closed today, open tomorrow morning at 6am for morning schedule and closed again in the evening for this event.

The individuals hosting this event request dana (donation) of $10-$15 and all questions go to:


Zendo closed Monday all day & Tuesday Evening

dark_bamboo_Wallpaper_mx4s01.jpgOnce each month, we’ll be taking a Monday as a rest day for the residents here at Issan-ji. On months when there is a national holiday, the legal holiday will be the Monday we’re closed. Otherwise, please keep an eye out for an announcement letting you know on which Monday the usual zendo (meditation hall) schedule will be suspended; this month, we’ve chosen Cesar Chavez Day, Monday, 31 March. Please join us again for practice the following Tuesday morning, bright and early at 6 a.m. Blessings and peace to all!