Beginner  Zazen

Evenings--Thursdays 7pm-8:30 pm. 

 

 

Our ordinary mind is overflowing with ideas and opinions, to learn Zen we must first 'empty our mind'. Zazen, seated meditation and kinhin, walking meditation enables us to intentionally quiet our restless 'monkey-mind calling a temporary halt to the random noise- both inner and outer. Just breathing and being aware of being aware. 

Please join with other guests and sangha members of the Zen Center whenever you can for our Group Zazen. Please RSVP by clicking on the REGISTER tab at right and select day and time.

  • One 20 minute period of zazen, seated meditation. 
  • Chanting of the various Buddhist Sutras (scriptures).
  • Incense offering.
  • Tea and discussion pertaining to Zen practice is given by Osho after the service.

Meditation Hall (Zendo) Etiquette- 

When coming to the temple, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Be on time. Ten minutes before services begins is best.
  2.  No unnecessary talking in the meditation hall please.
  3.  Wear clean clothes and clean socks. Clean body too!
  4.  Your clothes should be loose fitting so that you will have little or no difficulty sitting cross-legged in meditation.
  5. If you must leave for any reason during a meditation session please do so quietly. Please do not enter the Zendo when a meditation has already begun. You may re-enter the Zendo at a break or at the beginning of a new meditation session.
  6. There are no fees for attending the Zen Center. Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated and help to support the SZC Mission.
 

Formal Zazenkai Service- Sundays

10 am to 11:30 am. 

 

 

 

 

Please join us each Sunday for Zazenkai Service. 

  • Two 20 minute periods of zazen separated by kinhin walking meditation.
  • Chanting of the various Buddhist Sutras (scriptures).
  • Incense offering.
  • Tea and discussion pertaining to Zen practice is given by Osho after the service.

 

Meditation Hall (Zendo) Etiquette- 

When coming to the temple, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Be on time. Ten minutes before services begins is best.
  2.  No unnecessary talking in the meditation hall please.
  3.  Wear clean clothes and clean socks. Clean body too!
  4.  Your clothes should be loose fitting so that you will have little or no difficulty sitting cross-legged in meditation.
  5. If you must leave for any reason during a meditation session please do so quietly. Please do not enter the Zendo when a meditation has already begun. You may re-enter the Zendo at a break or at the beginning of a new meditation session.
  6. There are no fees for attending the Zen Center. Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated and help to support the SZC Mission.
 

SZC Student Programs of Study

Ongoing.

 

DOKUSAN                     

By appointment only. Please email Osho

In Japanese this is called dokusan, which means going alone to the teacher, and sanzen, going to Zen. For those members of the Sarasota Zen Center Sangha (congregation) that have taken or request Jukai: Five Precepts, or Shoken Tokudo: Zen Discipleship, you may wish to schedule a private ‘one-on-one’ interview with Reverend Thompson- Osho. Click here to learn more about Dokusan.