Winter Light Retreat – Dec. 6-10

Our annual Winter Light Retreat will begin the evening of Wednesday, December 6th and conclude on Sunday the 10th. Everyone is welcome to join for meditation and services, but if you expect to join for meals (suggested donation $30 per day; no one turned away due to lack of funds), please call (415) 863-2507, email info@hszc.org, or sign up on the sheet in the living room. Help with meal preparation is also greatly appreciated, so if you are interested you may contact Rev. David at daikotanzen@gmail.com. The schedule for the retreat may be previewed here, but bear in mind that there may need to be occasional adjustments.

Guest Speaker: Jamie Howell

Please join us for a talk by Jamie, who has received Lay-Entrustment from Rev. Dairyu Michael Wenger. In addition to being a long-time Zen practitioner, Rev. Jamie is real-estate expert and an enthusiastic soccer coach. There’ll be zazen (seated meditation) at 9:25 a.m., with the talk to follow, and then tea and cookies will be served in the living room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Veterans Day: Zendo CLOSED

We’ll continue our custom of observing the national holidays by closing the zendo (meditation hall) all day Friday, 10 November. Our regular schedule of zazen (seated meditation) will resume Saturday morning, 11 November, at 6:30 a.m.

Hallowe’en/Samhain Closure

In the spirit of the season, our zendō will be CLOSED the evening of Tuesday, 31 October (Hallowe’en), and all day Wednesday, 1 November (Feast of All Saints). We’ll resume our regular schedule of zazen and chanting at 6am Thursday, 2 November. Have a safe and enjoyable Samhain, everyone!