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 invite everyone interested in meditation to join us.

We maintain a welcoming and inclusive practice community. Our practice requires of us that we become aware of habitual and often unconscious forms of privilege, and then utilize this awareness to cultivate connections rather than separation. We work to assure that all people who come to practice with Arcata Zen Group are seen and heard, respected and included.

We practice settling into the present moment with our whole body, mind, and heart in meditation, as well as in everyday life. Our group offers a meditation schedule, as well as classes, retreats, ceremonies, and other events. We look forward to meeting you.

Our offerings are now online via Zoom in the service of public health. Please join us!

To join via Zoom use this link:  Password: 806499   

To join via traditional telephone: Dial (408) 638-0968 and enter the Meeting ID: 661 829 2899#

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Meditation Schedule

Meditation Schedule

Weekdays AM

All Weekday Mornings

6:00 am Zazen

6:40 am Service


10:00 am Zazen

10:30 am Well-being ceremony

Weekdays PM


12:15 pm Zazen

12:45 pm Well-being ceremony

All Weekday Evenings

5:30 pm Zazen

6:10 pm Service

Saturday Mornings

9:00 am Zazen

9:30 am Work Period

10:00 am Check-in

Sunday Mornings

8:20 am Zazen

9:00 am Zazen

9:30 am Service

9:45 am Talk/Reading/Poetry