Our Group

We are a lay Zen practice community, and offer several opportunities to meditate together each week in our zendo. Click here for our weekly schedule. Our teachers are Henry Ryu-un Shukman and Valerie Forstman, both are Associate Zen Masters of the Sanbo Zen lineage.

We offer meditation instruction and orientation to the zendo at all our sitting times, and have a weekly Intro to Zen class on Wednesday evenings and various retreats through the year. We welcome diversity: the practice of zazen is available here to people of every race, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.

We aspire to maintain and share the authentic Dharma of Zen Buddhism as we experience and understand it. We use traditional koan study and shikantaza (or “just sitting”) in our training, and are always happy to welcome anyone who would like to sit with us.

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