new student

 

Fee

There is no set fee.  However we do ask first time students to make a contribution of $50 if possible. There is a basket for dana (donations) which help cover expenses.

Time

Our zazen sitting meditation starts at 8:00am Sundays. To avoid interruption to other students, students must arrive before 8:00am.

New Students are asked to arrive at 7:45am for the orientation.

 

Attire

You should wear comfortable clothing.

Students must wear long pants and white socks.

 

Session

Our zazen sitting meditation is for 55 min followed by teisho. Students will leave around 9:15am.

 

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.

     Please make sure door is closed after you enter.

           

      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).