Monday, February 10, 2020

Zazenkai - 4 April 2020

1 pm - 5 pm

Literally "to come together for meditation," a zazenkai is an opportunity for participants to cultivate Zen practice in their lives.


  • Zen instruction
  • Zazen (Zen meditation)
  • Samu (work practice)
  • Yoga
  • Talk on a classic Zen text
  • Ceremony
  • Mondo (question and answer)
Upon conclusion, you may join us for an optional celebratory dinner at one of our excellent downtown Bakersfield restaurants.


Payable by cash, check, or card the day of the event:
  • $45 regular
  • $40 member in good standing
  • $25 student


If you are new to Zen practice, we encourage you to reach out to us to receive some instruction and to attend one or more of our weekly sittings before committing to this more intensive retreat.

Zazen can be practiced on a sitting cushion (zafu), small seiza bench, or chair. We have a number of dojo cushions, some seiza benches, and suitable chairs if you need one. If you have a preferred sitting cushion or seiza bench at home, we encourage you to bring it so that we will have enough sitting options to go around.


Reservations are required. Confirm here or visit our website and contact the director.

Contact us with any questions. We will be happy to assist further.