Newcomer orientations provide a brief introduction to Zen and the practice forms observed at GBZC. Orientations are available by prior arrangement only. See below for details regarding weekly, monthly, and early morning sits.
Tuesday evening orientations are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation please contact practice leader James Peregrino at [email protected].
Saturday morning orientations are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 8:25am. To arrange an orientation please contact practice leader Karen McCormack at [email protected].
LGBTQIA+ Group: This group meets every 4th Sunday from 7:00-8:30pm. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30pm for a brief orientation with practice leader Caroline Murphy at [email protected].
POC Group: This group meets the third Monday each month, 7:00-8:30pm. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30pm for a brief orientation with practice leaders James Peregrino & Vincent Cho at [email protected].
For the other weekly sits being offered via Zoom (as listed on the Virtual Programming page), contact the organizer of the related affiliate group for information about orientations. No orientation is required for the weekday morning Sunrise Sits, but please observe the practices of others and follow along.