Event Details

The Buddha, Martin Luther King, Jr., & India's Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
A Workshop on Race, Caste, & Difference

with Hozan Alan Senauke

Friday, May 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $40 for non-members, $30 for members.

As always, AZC is committed to making the teachings of the Buddha available to everyone regardless of their financial situation. To request financial assistance please call the office at 512-452-5777.

To register, please see the sign up sheet in the foyer or call the office at 512-452-5777.

Join us for this Friday evening workshop with Hozan Alan Senauke, Vice Abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center, where he will be discussing Engaged Buddhism in the East and West, while referencing his new book, "Heirs to Ambedkar--The Rebirth of Engaged Buddhism in India." All are welcome.

Vice-Abbott Hozan Alan Senauke began practicing at BZC on Dwight Way and later established his practice as a student of Sojun Roshi in the early1980s. He was ordained at BZC in 1989 and received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Roshi at Tassajara in 1998. He has been BZC’s Vice Abbot since 2007. Hozan brings a global perspective on socially-engaged Buddhism and Zen as a force for positive change. Since 1991 Alan has been a leader at Buddhist Peace Fellowship. More recently he has founded the Clear View Project, bringing Buddhist-based resources and support where it is needed around the world. He has a rich life experience as a writer and editor, a social justice activist, and a respected folk musician. Alan has been a resident at Berkeley Zen Center for 25 years. His new book is, Heirs to Ambedkar--The Rebirth of Engaged Buddhism in India.

Full Moon Ceremony

Wed, 6:45pm (takes about 30 minutes)
No sign-up necessary.

The Full Moon Precepts Ceremony helps us reaffirm our vow to live for the benefit of all living beings. This vow is guided by our practice of the Bodhisattva Precepts. This ceremony and the Precepts form a central component of Zen Buddhist practice.

Please join us!

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Mondays, 7:00pm, by permission of teacher.

Sewing Buddha's robe is part of the process for a Zen student to receive the precepts.


Dharma Talks


Kosho McCall, April 5, 2014,
"How Do I Cultivate the Way of the Buddhas?"

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Guest Practice

KesuInterested in either starting or deepening your Zen practice in a residential setting with others? Our Guest Practice program is a short term opportunity (one to four weeks) that includes meditation, study, work practice and discussions with other practitioners about Zen Buddhism.

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New Beginnings

Elizabeth Law

We are refining our online magazine, JustThis, to be an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. That means we will post pieces as they come in and will encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

As part of our changes we will use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.