Arrange an Orientation

Newcomer orientations provide a brief introduction to Zen meditation and the practice forms observed at GBZC.  Orientations are available by prior arrangement only. See below for details. If a sit listed on the Schedule Summary page is not listed here, contact the organizer for information about orientations. 

Weekday Morning Sits

Sunrise Sit orientations can be arranged by contacting the practice leader at [email protected].

Weekly Sits

Tuesday evening orientations are held every week at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation please contact practice leaders James Peregrino, Hussein Elgridly, and Vince Storie at [email protected].

Wednesday evening orientations are held every other week at 6:45pm, see calendar.  To arrange an orientation please contact Sensei Ed Oberholtzer 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 leaders Karen McCormack, Jill Gaulding, and Rebecca Doverspike at [email protected].

Thursday Evening
Contact Sensei Jeff Seul at [email protected] to arrange an orientation for Full Moon practice group.
Contact [email protected] to arrange an orientation for the Mustard Seed practice group. 

Monthly Sits

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. Contact   [email protected] with questions. 

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. Contact [email protected] with questions.