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We are now sitting live in the Zendo with a simultaneous Zoom link for online participants. Scroll down for details of our weekly schedule.

Effective 4.8.23, the Zen Center of San Diego moved from a "mask required" to a "mask optional" policy for in-person attendance. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended.

Click here for information on Newcomer Orientation.

The regular schedule is in effect most of the year, except during Sesshin (retreats). Please check the Sesshin calendar before planning to attend one of the regularly scheduled events to ensure Sesshin is not in progress.

Dawn Sittings: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-6:50 AM.

Wednesday Evening: Two Sittings, 6:30-7:40 PM; Practice discussion follows (until about 8:20 PM).

Saturday Morning: Three Sittings and Talk, 9:00-Noon

Newcomers: Newcomer Orientation is offered on the first Saturday of each month. Please visit the Newcomer Orientation page for more information.

Dawn Sitting Schedule

Dawn Sitting Link: Click here.

Our Dawn Sittings take place each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 6:50am with a midpoint stretching break.

5:55                Gather in silence for sitting
6:00-6:25    Sitting
6:25-6:30     Mindful Break
6:30-6:50     Sitting*
6:50-6:55     Vows, bows, closing

Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Program Link: Click here.

Our Wednesday program begins at 6:20. It has two periods of meditation followed by a discussion.

6:20                Gather in silence for sitting
6:30-7:00    Sitting
7:00-7:10     Mindful Break
7:10-7:40     Sitting*
7:40-7:45    Mindful Break
7:45-8:15     Discussion
8:15-8:20     Vows, bows, closing

*Note: We plan to offer the chance for breakout groups during this period about once per month.

Saturday Schedule

Saturday Program Link: Click here.

Our Saturday Program begins at 8:50. It includes three periods of meditation, a service with a group reading, and a talk or discussion.

8:50                  Gather in silence for sitting
9:00-9:30      Sitting
9:30-9:40      Mindful Break
9:40-10:10     Sitting
10:10-10:20    Mindful Break
10:20-10:45   Sitting
10:45-10:55   Service
10:55-11:00    Mindful Break
11:00-11:45     Talk, circle sharing, or discussion
11:45                  Vows, bows, closing