Join us for our Spring Fair celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday with traditional Zen arts, activities and more!
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 is available to people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.
May All Beings Realize Their True Nature.
Join us for a 4-day Spring Sesshin on Mind. This includes zazen, walking meditation, chanting service, Dharma talks, practice discussion, work-practice, and oryoki meals.
Join us for a Dharma Talk and Book Signing with Visiting Teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer. Stay tuned for more info about Norman’s visit.
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
On May 25th AZC will hold its Annual Spring Fair and we are looking for sangha members to help with brunch, decorations & more.
Join the study group on the Heart Sutra that meets on the last Monday of each month. All are welcome!
This is an ongoing study group on the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts for committed practitioners.
Read Sangha Member Shu’s thoughts on his first trip to Tassajara.
by AZC Board Chair Dave Pietruszynski
On April 17th Rev. Doshin Mako Voelkel received Dharma Transmission from Ryushin Paul Haller at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
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.
Oryoki (roughly meaning “just enough”) is a formal way of serving and eating meals in Zen monasteries. Literally a “vessel” (ki
Recent Dharma Talk
This Can Only Happen Between a Buddha and a Buddha
Rev. Mako Voelkel
April 6th, 2019
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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