Category Archives: Schedule Changes

Memorial Day Holiday: Zendo Closed…

MemorialDay1Our Meditation Hall (J. zendo) will be closed all day Monday, 30 May, in observance of the national holiday. The regular schedule of seated meditation (J. zazen) will resume at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 31 May. Have an enjoyable holiday, everyone!


Wednesday 28 April: No a.m. Practice

Tomorrow, 28 April, we will likely be closed through the morning schedule. All are agreed hereabouts that it is undesirable to announce Dharma practice events and then not have them, but we are so short of hands for the next week that it is likely unavoidable. We truly apologize for this inconvenience. Evening zazen, however, will take place as usual at 6pm, followed by study hour at 7:30.


Morning Sitting and Buddha’s Birthday – Saturday 9 April

baby-Buddha Please join us for our annual celebration of Buddha’s Birthday this coming Saturday. There’ll be zazen (seated meditation) a little earlier than usual for Saturday, at 6:00 a.m., walking meditation at 6:40 a.m., and a shorter sitting at 6:50 a.m. followed by morning chanting at 7:20. A simple breakfast will then be taken semi-formally in our dining room, but please note that you must sign up ahead-of-time if you want breakfast (415-863-2507, There will be the usual period of sitting at 9:25 a.m., and the Dharma talk at 10:15, after which we’ll walk-and-sit until about 11:40, when we’ll have the ceremony of Bathing the Baby Buddha. Then we’ll have refreshments for all upstairs in the living room. Everyone is welcome. Donations are always appreciated and very much needed, but don’t let that stop you from attending if you’re not in a position to donate right now. Happy Buddha’s Birthday to all!


Recent news, happy new year and a reminder…

Reminder : HSZC will be closed for Presidents day Monday, Feb  15th.

And check out our most recent newsletter and;

Welcome to the Chinese new year of year of the Fire Monkey on Feb 8th!





HSZC closed, Monday January 18th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther CaptureKing, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

King 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. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Enjoy the holiday & we will see you Tuesday!


HSZC Closed Dec 24th until Dec 28th

Please have a safe few days and if you celebrate any holiday at this time a joyous and peaceful holiday to you! See you next Monday.



HSZC closed Monday Dec 7th


The light has been released to the world from our little Zen Center container; and we will take a break tomorrow! Please have a good Monday and we will see you Tuesday.


11 November 2015 – HSZC closed for Veterans day –


Hartford Street ZC will be closed on Wed., Nov 11th in honor of our veterans and this day of observance in peaceful gratitude.

Thank you for your service, we send our support for our service people/individuals on this day and all days.

We hope to see you all home soon.


Closed Monday September 7,2015 – Labor Day

Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday!


4th of July HSZC closed EXCEPT a holiday pic nic/pot luck @ 3pm

American-BuddhismHSZC will be closed Saturday July 4th 2015, with exception of a holiday pic nic/pot luck! 

We will provide veggie burgers, potato salad and beverages and ask you bring your favorite picnic food.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can have enough of what we will provide. Shoot us an email at: or let David know in person.

We hope you can join us!