Arcata Zen Group is 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.
Evening zazen and service will now occur in the zendo Monday through Friday (as well as on Zoom). The existing protocol for keeping each other safe is still in place: wearing masks, keeping distanced, no chanting in the zendo. Seating is limited to 9 people and it is requested that you sign in just in case contact tracing becomes necessary. Only one person allowed in the shoe area at a time. Outdoors, while conversing before and after zazen, masks are no longer required.
Beginning July 1, vaccination will be required for zendo participation. The morning program will reopen as well and chanting will be allowed indoors. Contact us if you have questions about Covid requirements.
To join via Zoom use this link: https://zoom.us/j/6618292899 Password: 806499
To join via traditional telephone: Dial (408) 638-0968 and enter the Meeting ID: 661 829 2899#