Category Archives: Schedule Changes

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!


Monday, Feb 17th – We will be closed!

HSZC will be closed American-Buddhismin observance of the national holiday in the United States of President’s day.  Have a safe holiday and we will see you soon!


20 January – HSZC closed – Martin Luther King Jr Observance

gty_march_on_washington_martin_luther_king_ll_130819_16x9_992Martin Luther King, Jr. was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. It was signed into law in 1983 as a national holiday and it was first observed three years later.


Due to the holiday calendar, there won’t be the usual First Thursday group meeting this week. The next meeting will be Thursday, 6 February 2014.


Happy Holidays!

xmsbdhaPlease have a safe, joyful, love and peace filled holiday if you celebrate one or next few days with friends and/or family even if you do not.

Please don’t forget we are closed the 24th through the 26th!


Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

happy-thanksgiving-2012Wed Nov 27 closed – Closed Thurs Nov 28  – and Fri Nov 29th. Open again Saturday Nov 30th!

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!


November 11 Veterans Day- HSZC Closed

thIn observance of the holiday that honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans, HSZC will be closed for this federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.


Oct 31st evening through Morning Nov 1st – HSZC Closed!

jack o lantern w catAs we all know our neighborhood gets wild on Halloween, so we will be closed the evening of and morning after to recoup the lost sleep from the late night celebrations going on around us.

Have a safe & enjoyable holiday! —Also Study Hour on Oct 31st will not occur… We will close after Morning schedule on the 31st and reopen 6pm Nov 1.