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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 (Online Only): 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 (Online Only)

Dawn Sitting Link: Click here.

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

Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Program Link: Click here.

Our Wednesday evening program consists of two periods of meditation followed by a talk and/or practice discussion. Please be seated 5 minutes before the opening bell.

6:30    Sitting
7:00    Walking
7:10     Sitting
7:45    Talk and/or Practice Discussion
8:15     Vows, bows, closing

Saturday Schedule

Saturday Program Link: Click here.

Our Saturday morning program begins at 8:30 with work practice. This is followed by three periods of meditation, a service, and a talk.

8:30     Work Practice
8:53     Gather in silence for sitting
9:00     Sitting
9:30     Walking
9:40     Sitting
10:10    Walking
10:20   Sitting
10:45   Service
11:00    Talk
11:45     Vows, bows, closing