Clouds In Water Zen Center

 

A vibrant urban community in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition dedicated to awakening the heart of great wisdom and compassion

We welcome people of all backgrounds and faiths.

 

We warmly invite you to join us in person on weekdays for meditation and on Sunday mornings for meditation and the weekly Dharma talk. To see the full schedule, please click on the "Join Us" tab above.

You can also join us on Zoom

Classes

August Sesshin – Aug 13-14

Sesshin, which means “collecting the heart/mind”, provides a rare chance to step into a sanctuary of stillness, to close the door for a little while on the cacophony, and to appreciate the freedom and spaciousness of life in the present. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, we hope you will consider joining this wonderful practice.

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Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – Aug 28

This class offers an introduction to meditation and Zen Buddhism. We will cover how to meditate, how to set up a meditation space at home, basic Buddhist terms and teachings, and an overview of the Clouds in Water community. There will also be time for practice and conversation.

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Fall Practice Period: Whole Hearted Practice of the Way – Sept 9-Nov 13

Practice Period is a time when the whole community comes together with practice energy, encouraging participants to make commitments to daily practice, Sunday service and community events. This practice period, we have the special privilege of supporting Taizan Alford in his priest training.

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Dharma Talks

2021-02-14: This Mind Is the Way

Dharma talk by Onryu Kennedy on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2021-02-07: Taking Refuge: 3 Months in a Monastery and I’m Still Me, or Am I?

Dharma talk by Taizan Alford on Sunday, February 7, 2021 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2021-01-31: Deepening Our Intimacy with Reality

Dharma talk by Katheleen Avila on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2021-01-24: On Kind Speech

Dharma talk by Toku Cynthia Scott on Sunday, January 24, 2021 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2021-01-17: This Very Body

Dharma talk by Myoshin Diane Benjamin on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2021-01-10: What is Buddhist Justice for George Floyd?

Dharma talk by Ayo Yetunde and Sosan Flynn on Sunday, January 1, 2021. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

New To Zen Buddhism?

Learn about practicing at Clouds in Water and read some basic advice on meditation.

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