October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ALL ARE WELCOME to join us for this year’s Sejiki Celebration,
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.
This class is a part of the Fall Practice Period on Lojong.
Join us for a day-long retreat to kick off the AZC Fall Practice Period on Training the Mind with Lojong. This retreat will focus on ānāpānasati as a foundation for our practice.
Join us for 8 weeks of Training the Mind with Lojong
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
Join Esther Gokhale for a day-long Pop-up Course: a kinesthetic, hands-on offering covering the essentials of the Gokhale Method.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
This is a 1½ hour class for those who have attended the Beginner’s Instruction, and who are interested in taking the next step in their formal zen practice.
AZC will continue to offer a monthly Evening Beginners’ Meditation Instruction Class. It will feature a little extra time for individual attention
Please note form changes for our Fall Practice Period.
Being a member of AZC’s Doanryo and taking up the ceremonial life of AZC is yet another way to deepen your Zen practice while being of benefit to the Sangha.
Interested in stopping by for meditation but want to scope the place out first? See the Virtual Tours of AZC below.
Recent Dharma Talk
Rev. Marc Lesser
September 28th, 2019
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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