Schedule Summary

Regular Practice Groups

Monday mornings: 7:15-8am, Zoom only (details). Instructions document. No orientation necessary. 

Tuesday evenings: 7–8:40pm, Zoom and in-person (details).  Instructions Document. Orientations for newcomers are held at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation please contact [email protected].

Saturday mornings: 9–10:40am, Zoom and in-person (details).  Instructions Document. (Orientations for newcomers are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 8:25am. To arrange an orientation please contact [email protected].) 

Discussion Groups

Aspects of Zen: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm via Zoom. (details). Email [email protected] for more information. 

Book Discussion Group: Monthly, 7:30-8:30pm via zoom beginning Sunday June 16, 2024 (details).  Instructions Document. Email [email protected] for more information.

Precepts Discussion Group: Mondays, 5:00 – 5:45pm, via  Zoom from May  6 to July 22, 2024 (details). Instructions Document.  All are welcome to join the study of the Zen ethical teachings. Email [email protected] for more information.

All-Day Sits (Zazenkai)

Zazenkai usually take place on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. Upcoming dates TBA.

Multi-day residential retreats (Sesshin)

Residential Sesshin: TBA. Please email [email protected] to express your interest, and sign up for the Newsletter to receive announcements.

Board and Other Group Meetings

Some administrative and planning groups meet regularly, and others on an as-needed basis. The GBZC Board generally meets on the first Sunday of the month from 5-6:30pm. See here for more information about administrative meetings. 

Notes for Zoom Participants

Requests for Special Dedications. In our sutra services we dedicate our practice especially to those on a list provided by our members. This list is coordinated by Sangha Care. If you wish to add to it, please send an email to [email protected] listing the dedicatee, the reason for entering the request, and your name. For instance a request might be “Please add ‘Jane D.’ who is in the hospital —Nick P.” Your request will be entered into a list accessible by the chant leaders within 24 hours, and entries will be retained for 3 weeks and can be renewed indefinitely.

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