Closed due to COVID-19

During the coronavirus shutdown we are holding online events nearly every day of the week, see our calendar of events and our regular weekly schedule.

The Village Zendo offers a full schedule for meditation practice throughout the week. We come together for zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and dharma talks. If you are not a dues-paying member, the suggested donation is $10.

Learn to Meditate

Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
For those new to Zen meditation or who have not practiced meditation in a zendo before.

Instruction begins promptly at 6:30 (arrive at least a few minutes early). Recommendations for a comfortable, stable sitting posture are given, as well as guidance on how to begin a meditation practice and do walking meditation. There will be ample opportunity for Q & A.

Sunday Morning Program

9:30 am-11:35 Service (chanting and bowing) and zazen (seated meditation)
11:35 -11:45 kinhin (slow walking meditation)
11:45 dharma talk (talk by a teacher or senior student)
12:30 four vows (chanting)

The first Sunday of each month we have two periods of zazen, followed by Practice and Inquiry Circle led by Joshin Sensei, a practice and listening and speaking from the heart:

9:30-10:05 zazen
10:05-10:15 kinhin
10:15-10:50 zazen
10:50-11:00 kinhin
11:00-12:30 Practice and Inquiry Circle

Weekday Mornings:

Monday through Friday – Zazen from 7:30 — 8:30 am

Weekday Mid-day:

Monday through Friday – Zazen from 12:30 — 1:30 pm

Weekday Evenings:


6:30 – 8:00 Beginning meditation instruction


On the first and third Tuesday of every month, we hold Zen liturgy service, followed by zazen and kinhin (see calendar for dates). Other Tuesdays follow our regular evening sitting schedule.

Service schedule:
5:00 Service
5:30 — 6:00 Zazen
6:00 — 6:05 Slow kinhin
6:05 — 6:35 Zazen
6:35 — 6:40 Slow kinhin
6:40 — 7:10 Zazen
7:10 — 7:20 Four vows and evening gatha

Regular Tuesday evening schedule:
5:30 — 6:00 Zazen
6:00 — 6:05 Slow kinhin
6:05 — 6:35 Zazen
6:35 — 6:40 Slow kinhin
6:40 — 7:10 Zazen
7:10 — 7:20 Four vows and evening gatha


6.30 – 7.00 zazen
7.00 – 7.05 slow kinhin
7.05 – 7.35 zazen
7.35 – 7.40 slow kinhin
7.40 – 8.10 zazen
8.10 – 8.20 four vows and evening gatha


Dharma talk or monthly ceremony of atonement (fusatsu) is offered, following two periods of zazen.
5:30 – 6:00 zazen
6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:30 zazen
6:30-6:35 slow kinhin
6:35-7:05 dharma talk
7:05-7:10 four vows


Closed in the evening.

Individual Interviews with Teachers

Formal interview with a teacher is a traditional opportunity for students to ask questions or briefly discuss their practice. Formal students of the zendo are given preference. Interview is usually offered:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday mornings
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
* Teacher schedules are subject to change

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