Arcata Zen Group
Rinshin-ji ~ Forest Heart Temple



We are a community of practitioners in the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism. Our emphasis is on sitting meditation, or zazen, and the study of the Buddha’s teachings. We practice settling into the present moment with our whole body, mind and heart in meditation as well as in everyday life. We work to assure that all people who come to practice with Arcata Zen Group are seen and heard, respected and included.
We offer a daily meditation schedule, as well as classes, retreats, ceremonies, and other events. We invite everyone interested in meditation to join us. We look forward to meeting you.


Orientation to Zazen Monday, July 4, 4:30 pm (HYBRID)

Informal Discussion Group - Monday, July 4, 6:45-8 pm (ZOOM)

Priest Ordination Ceremony - Sat, July 9, 2-4 pm, Outdoors at 740 Park Ave with zoom option

Dharma Talk - Rev. Eugene Bush Sunday, July 10 (HYBRID)

Join us back in the zendo!

We are gradually holding more hybrid activities--simultaneously in person and on zoom. Please check the calendar for up-to-date information.

NOTE: Sunday and Wednesday morning programs are now HYBRID

Indoor activities require full vaccination status, except Wednesday and Thursday evening zazen, which are open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated. For indoor events: please wear a mask, sign in upon entry and follow along with the chant in silence.

To join an activity via Zoom CLICK HERE

Zoom Help | Chant Book


July 31 -- Guest Teacher Rev. Renshin Bunce will offer a Dharma talk at our Sunday Program
September 9, 10, 11 -- Guest Teacher Rev. Hozan Alan Senauke in residence at AZG

Daily Meditation Schedule

Daily Meditation Schedule


6:00 am Zazen

6:40 am Service

10:00 am Zazen

10:30 am Well-being Ceremony

5:30 pm Zazen

6:10 pm Service

Tuesday through Friday

6:00 am Zazen

6:40 am Service

5:30 pm Zazen

6:10 pm Service

Weds only--6 pm Eureka Sit


9:00 am Zazen

9:30 am Home-based Work Period

10:00 am Sangha check-in


8:20 am Zazen

9:50 Kinhin

9:00 am Zazen

9:30 am Service

9:45 am Dharma talk, reading or poetry