Newcomer orientations provide a brief introduction to Zen and the practice forms observed at GBZC. Orientations are available by prior arrangement only. Orientations for some weekly sits, as noted below, are offered every other week. See below for details regarding monthly and weekday morning sits.
WEEKLY TUES, WED, and SAT SITS
Tuesday evening orientations are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation please contact the 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 the practice leader Karen McCormack at <[email protected]>.
LGBTQIA+ Group: This group meets every 4th Sunday from 7:00-8:30 P.M. starting September 22, 2019. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30 p.m for a brief orientation with the group's facilitator, Caroline Murphy. [email protected]
POC Group: This group meets the third Monday each month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30 p.m for a brief orientation with the group's facilitator, James Peregrino & Vincent Cho. [email protected]
WEEKLY EARLY MORNING SITS--No orientations available but please email before your first visit.
Although no orientations are offered before weekday morning sits, if you are planning to attend one of those, please contact the practice facilitator for the sitting you're planning to attend. See schedule for details.
Thursday morning (8:00 AM): Nick Patterson <[email protected]>
Friday morning (6:30 AM): James Morgan <[email protected]>