Category Archives: Schedule Changes

16 Feb, Monday – HSZC closed for President’s day

Please have an enjoyable holiday, take care and we will see you Tuesday morning.Mount-Rushmore-Presidents-Day



HSZC closed tomorrow

Just a reminder that the Hartford Street Zen Center is always closed on national holidays. Thus, we will be closed all day Monday, 19 January, in observance of the memorial day for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The normal schedule resumes with 6 a.m. zazen (seated meditation) Tuesday, 20 January.


Schedule changes coming up!

Hartford Strethet Zen Center will be closed Dec 24-26 and be back to regular schedule on Saturday the 27th of December.

We will then have an altered schedule on the 31st of December for our New Year event (more info to come starts at 7:30pm on the 31st to mid-night starting a new year on Jan 1) and then closed again – Jan 1, 2015.

Please be aware of these changes and we hope to see you soon!


Balance of 2014…

islam_buddhism_73Please keep an eye on the weeks ahead, schedule, there are several adjustments. Easiest way is the newsletter and easiest access to that is our twitter page ( ) You dont have to sign up to access this just “x” out of the sign up window.

We also are still asking in time for your 2014 taxes, for your financial support! Please support the temple and its lay community offerings, residential student and priests programs!

Easiest way to give:

Deepest gratitude!


Study Hour continues its’ break until Thurs Jan 8th!

Please rejoin us for Study hour then! Thursday January 8th @ 7:30pm

buddhismAnd we hope to see you at Zazen and Saturday Dharma talks in the meantime!


HSZC closed until Dec 9th @ 6am

Great Study Period, great Winter Light Retreat, great Shuso and many other ceremonies!



Winter Light Retreat 2014 – Dec 3rd – 7th



HSZC – Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Thurs, Nov. 27


Upcoming schedule changes

We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 27th, and we will next meet for Study Hour kwan_yinon Dec 11th due to Thanksgiving followed by Winter Light Retreat.

Please join us for the Winter Light retreat (click here for more details on schedule) and rejoin us for Study Hour on December 11th.

For more details on pricing for the retreat and contact information to sign up, please see our most recent Newsletter on our twitter page (here)!

We hope to see you soon and often!



Study Period start & Sejiki! October 25th

Bring a lunch!
The Study Period begins with a One Day Sitting on Saturday 25 October at 6:00am.
There will be two periods of zazen 6:00am and 6:50am,
10 minutes of Kinhin
then chanting service,
formal breakfast,
followed by 9:25am zazen,
10:15am Dharma talks and then the Sejiki Ceremony. 
We will then move to a silent, brown bag lunch,
an afternoon sitting (zazen),
finishing with chanting mid-afternoon.
After all of the above we will move to this schedule (click here)
We hope that you will join us for any or as much of this Study period schedule as you can and if you wish to formally sign up (so we plan your attendance) for meals and Teas for the study period, see the instruction here. This schedule will end around 2pm.