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Mid City Zen calls for a ceasefire in Palestine/Israel. Read our statement here. And join us for our Ceasefire Sits, each Monday mornning at 8am. Details below.

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July Schedule changes:
Queer Zen will be 2nd Monday of July instead of first.
Sober Zen will not be held on 4th of July, next meeting will be July 11. 
Current Schedule

Sunday Morning Program (every week but first Sunday)
  • Sunday service and zazen

    • 8:45-9:25am:  Introduction and Meditation Instruction

    • (No instruction first Sunday of the month.)

    • 9:30am Robe Chant immediately followed by the bells for zazen

    • 9:30-10:00am Zazen

    • 10:00-10:10am Kinhin (walking meditation) 

    • 10:10-10:40am Zazen

    • 10:45am Chanting Service

    • 11am - 11:30am  Dharma talks, Way Seeking Mind talks, Board Meeting, Study Group or Community Gathering

    • 11:45am - 11:55am Soji (mindful cleaning)

  • First Sundays of the month are half day sittings, schedule is below (see more info and links at the Virtual Zendo):

    • 7:50am start han, call to sitting

    • 8:00-8:40 zazen. 

    • 10 minutes kinhin (walking meditation). 

    • 8:50-9:20 zazen. 

    • 10 minutes kinhin. 

    • 9:30-10 zazen. 

    • 10 minutes kinhin. 

    • 10:10-10:40 zazen

    • 10 minutes of kinhin. 

    • 10:50-11:20 zazen. 

    • 10 minutes kinhin. 

    • 11:30-45 zazen.

    • 11:45 close with refuge prayer

Regular Meditation Schedule

Ceasefire Sits, Monday Mornings:

8am - 8:30 Zazen

8:30 - 8:35 Loving Kindness Chant

Support and join us in our commitment to non-violence in ourselves and the world.  We will sit zazen (meditation) and practice loving kindness, dedicated to a lasting ceasefire in Palestine/Israel. All are welcome.

Tuesday Evenings:

6:30 - 7pm Zazen

Please be in your seat before 6:28pm. You can attend in person, or via Zoom. If joining online, click the link a few minutes early and sit together (the han wooden bell starts at 6:20pm). The doan will ring 3 bells to begin and 1 to end. We will close with the refuge prayer (see the weekday chant card)

Wednesday and Friday Mornings:
8am - 8:35am Zazen

Please be in your seat before 7:58am. You can attend in person, or via Zoom. If joining online, click the link a few minutes early and sit together (the han wooden bell starts at 7:50am). The doan will ring 3 bells to begin and 1 to end. We will close with the refuge prayer (see the weekday chant card)

Queer Zen:

First Monday of the Month 6:30 - 7:05pm

Queer Zen is a monthly gathering on the first Monday of the month to sit in community together. No meditation experience necessary. All LGBTQIA folks and allies welcome. The zendo will open at 6:15 and sitting meditation and a short ceremony will take place from 6:30-7:05pm.

Sober Zen:

First and Third Thursday of the Month 7:00 - 8:00pm

Sober Zen is a discussion group about sobriety, meditation, and mindfulness and how they can support each other. All are welcome. No meditation experience is necessary.

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