This Denko-e is a study-sesshin dedicated to studying Keizan Zenji’s Transmission of the Light, as taught by Rev. Kokyo Henkel.
Welcome to AZC
Austin Zen Center was founded to carry on the teaching of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in the Soto Zen tradition. Suzuki Roshi’s teaching is characterized by its patient and compassionate approach to practice. When the mind of zazen is lovingly extended to everyday life, our awareness of each moment increases and deep wisdom and compassion are born.
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.
AZC will be in Rohatsu Sesshin from Fri. 12/6 – Fri. 12/13, but will remain open for zazen for our usual Saturday Morning Program and Weekday (morning & evening) times [6:00am/6:45am/5:40pm].
AZC will be *closed* for Winter Interim from Dec 21 – Jan 2, except for our New Year’s Eve celebration.
This afternoon workshop with visiting teacher Koji Dreher examines the 8-fold Noble Path as a means to our liberation from suffering.
AZC will continue to offer a monthly Evening Beginners’ Meditation Instruction Class, featuring extra time for individual attention.
Bring in the New Year (Year of the Rat) Zen-style at the Austin Zen Center!
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
Interested in stopping by for meditation but want to scope the place out first? See the Virtual Tours of AZC below.
Oryoki (roughly meaning “just enough”) is a formal way of serving and eating meals in Zen monasteries. Literally a “vessel” (ki
Recent Dharma Talk
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With Other People
November 16th, 2019
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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