Welcome to AZC!

The practice of zazen is available to people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.

May All Beings Realize Their True Nature

Upcoming Events


Buddhist Studies Weekend Retreat with Koji Acquaviva Dreher

Buddhist Studies Weekend Retreat with Koji Acquaviva Dreher

Buddhist Studies Weekend Retreat with Rev. Koji Acquaviva Dreher Saturday, Jan 27: Informal Zazen ... Read More
Next Step: Meditation & Beyond

Next Step: Meditation & Beyond

Next Step: Meditation & Beyond is a 1½ hour class for those who have attended ... Read More
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction

Beginner’s Meditation Instruction

Class offered every Saturday morning from 8:00–9:00am.
The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Austin Zen Center and our core practice ... Read More
Conversation Cafe

Conversation Cafe

Wednesday Jan. 17th, from 6:45-8:00pm
All are welcome to join us for a Conversation Café on a topic of our ... Read More
Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura Roshi

Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura Roshi

2018 Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura Roshi on Ikka no Myoju - One Bright Pearl ... Read More

AZC News


Become a Member of the Austin Zen Center!

The Austin Zen Center is a community of people exploring how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in their daily lives. As a member-supported organization, it exists due to the generous ... Read More

AZC Welcomes Rev. Koji Dreher back to Austin

Koji will be visiting Austin Zen Center from January 20-30. His trip will culminate in a two-day Buddhist Studies Retreat on Jan 27-28. He will also be available for practice ... Read More

AZC Member Eric Williamson Round-the-fire Chat

AZC member Eric Williamson, who is currently participating in the January Intensive at Green Dragon Temple in Marin, CA (one of San Francisco Zen Center's 3 temples), will be giving ... Read More

January 2018 Doan-Ryo Training- with Koji Dreher & Mako Voelkel

During the second half of January there will be several opportunities for training in the various Doan-ryo roles. Members of the Doan-ryo are generically called “doans” despite the doan being ... Read More

Moving? Doing some End-of-Year Cleaning? Please consider donating to AZC!

The Austin Zen Center is in need of refurnishing the Visiting Teacher & Meeting House across the street from the temple. In particular, we are interested in donations of the ... Read More

Zen Writing Group

7:00-8:30pm Tuesdays at the Austin Zen Center The Zen Writing group offers a weekly opportunity to get together with others to write and share our writing. Our meeting involves writing ... Read More

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