New Student


There is no set fee.  Our zazen-kai is supported by dana (donations) from our students. Dana covers our expenses such as (fee for the space, zazen equipment, etc).  A basket for dana (donation) is placed outside of the zazen-kai.

Time (9:00am~10:15am) Sundays

Our zazen-kai starts at 9:00am Sundays. To avoid interruption to other students, students must arrive before 9:00am.

New Students are asked to arrive at 8:45am for the orientation.


You should wear comfortable clothing.

Students must wear long pants and white socks.


Our zazen sitting meditation is for 45min followed by open discussion. Students will leave around 10:15am.

Direction to our Zendo

Our zazen class is offered at the Upper House which sits on the slope of the Moon Viewing Hill at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA.


Entrance is located at upper side of the parking lot. Please enter through the gate which has “Office” sign.


Enter 2nd gate in front of you.


Go up the path to the upper house.


Enter our zendo @ Upper House.

Entering Zendo


Shoes are removed outside our zendo. They are placed in an orderly line with toes pointing outward.


Upon entering the zendo, a bow is made with hands in gassho (palms together with fingers pointing upward, indicating respect).