Ango Opening and Shuso Entering, May Weekend Sesshin, Gay Men's Zazenkai, Beginner's Mind One-Day Retreat, Fusatsu, Meditation Classes Join us for the May Weekend Sesshin, May 2 - 5; Ango Opening and Shuso Entering, Saturday, May 4 at 11 am; the Gay Men's Zazenkai, Sunday, May 19; Fusatsu, May 22, 7:30 pm; plan ahead for the Beginner's Mind One-Day Retreat, Sunday, June 2; sign up for a Saturday morning meditation class; to register for programs or for more information about other events, contact us.
Shuso Mike Mitsuin Perez
"I have the privilege of being head monk during this summer Ango training period. Answering the question of birth and death and the liberation from the cycle of samsara has never been more urgent than Now."
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There are many helpful books on Buddhism and Zen, so we asked Nyogen Roshi to suggest a few titles from his own shelves. This month we focus on:
Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi – Like pearls on a string, this short collection of elegant and poetic writings showcase the crystalline precision of Hongzhi's enlightened words. Utterly fresh and perfect.
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Watch Hazy Moon Student Talks and see the refreshing clarity, confidence and transformativeness of a living Zen practice.
Every Place is Wonderful (4:05)
Ento, a senior student at the Hazy Moon Zen Center, shares how her practice helps her navigate the ups and downs of life.
In this new teisho, Nyogen Roshi connects his renewed emphasis on affirmations with some of the fundamental insights of the Shurangama Sutra. "This is the place where it's easiest to work on enlightenment," Roshi says. "The whole process is evolvement of consciousness. If you don't get that, you're going to miss the most amazing journey." Excerpt from a Dharma Talk given by Nyogen Roshi at the Hazy Moon Zen Center.
Anyone can join us for meditation, services or dharma talks. There’s no charge to attend, you don’t need a reservation, and you don’t have to be a member to participate. Just show up! We’ll be happy to see you.
Dawn Zazen – Two half-hour sitting meditation periods followed by ten minute service. Tuesday through Friday starting at 6am.
Evening Zazen - Two half-hour sitting meditation periods. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30pm.
Dharma Talks/Zazen – Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.
Saturday Morning Program -- Service and Zazen starting at 9am, followed by a Dharma Talk at 11am.
Check our calendar to confirm times. If you’re new to sitting meditation, we encourage you to start with our introductory class. For more information, contact us.
Our Zen Meditation Instruction (ZMI) class is held most Saturdays at 9 am and introduces beginners to meditation and the form of practice at the Hazy Moon.
For those who are already familiar with sitting meditation, our Zen and Practice (ZAP) class meets once a month on a Saturday and comprises further meditation instruction and a primer on sesshins, ceremonies and sangha life at the Hazy Moon. Visit our Classes and Programs page for more information, including class schedules.
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Learn the basics of Zen meditation in about five minutes. Clear, step-by-step meditation instruction, as practiced at the Hazy Moon Zen Center of Los Angeles.
Hazy Moon and California's Jacaranda Gold with Huell Howser.
California's Jacaranda Gold (2:15)
In this excerpt, posted with permission from Huell Howser and California Gold, Huell interviews the Hazy Moon Zen Center's Nick Shindo Street about the beauty of the Jacaranda trees in bloom.
Black Scorpion Zen Center
Find out more about our beautiful sister temple near Tepoztlan, Mexico. Please be in touch if you would like updates on retreats at the Black Scorpion, and click here to learn about other groups that are part of the Hazy Moon mandala.