with Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma and JI Hyang Padma, Ph.D.
offering Zen teaching and practice in San Diego County and worldwide
As a Chinese proverb has said, “One moment of looking into the self, thousand- year treasure.” Sitting together, we develop clarity, centeredness, and insight.
We meet Fridays, 7- 8:30 PM PST, online via Zoom here. Please message us for further details. Beginners are welcome, and are encouraged to contact us in advance to receive a brief orientation. Additional sittings are offered through Open Gate Zen Collective here.
You are invited to read this page of meditation instruction prior to attendance. OGZC teachers are available to provide individualized instruction.
In addition, podcasts and guided meditations can be found here.
Zen practice and teaching.
Weekly Online Zendo
Currently, we are offering Meditation twice weekly through this online Zendo:
Fridays, 7 - 8:30 PM PST
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12 noon PST.
Here is a link to join the Friday night Zen sitting.
Here is a link to join the Saturday morning Zen sitting.
Each session consists of sitting meditation, Metta (lovingkindness) meditation, and a Dharma talk followed by discussion.
We invite participants to enter a few minutes before sitting is scheduled to begin. This is important since there is a chime each time someone enters. Meditation will begin with the sound of a bell. After thirty minutes of Zen meditation, we will move into Metta (lovingkindness) meditation. This will be followed by a Dharma talk and discussion.
When we are not in meditation, we ask participants to mute themselves. Also, we invite participants to be sure the setting they present to the camera is free from distractions. Otherwise, the camera can be turned off.
Support for this practice (Dana) may be offered here.