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)
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.