Category Archives: Schedule Changes

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.

Schedule for Monday Mornings…


babySloth1 Though ye are not many, ye who join us for morning sitting during the week, those of you who do, please note: We’ve selected the last Monday morning of each month as a time to be closed, with regular sitting resuming at 6 p.m. that evening. Initially, we had tried having this the case for months with no national holiday, but having the same arrangement for each month turns out to be less confusing for people. Thank you always for your ongoing support of our temple and its community.


Study Hour CANCELED Tonight

Study hour is canceled for tonight and unavailable next week (Myo out of town).  Please join us October 9th to resume from our lengthy break  :~(


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