Join us for a Dharma Talk (10:15am) by visiting teacher Abbot Konjin Gaelyn Godwin Roshi of the Houston Zen Center.
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 Dharma Talk (10:15am) and Workshop (1-4pm) on Embodied Practice with Visiting Teacher Daigan Gaither.
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
This is an ongoing study group on the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts for committed practitioners.
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.
A morning of informal practice with zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and basic instruction, with no formal lecture or service.
Deep Bows to All who participated in this year’s SPRING FAIR & Buddha’s Birthday Celebration!! Through our sangha’s joyful efforts
Passport Program of Interfaith Action of Central Texas visits AZC On June 1st AZC hosted 15+ participants of the Passport
Join us for a Dharma Talk, Book Signing, and Workshop with Zoketsu Norman Fischer.
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.
This group has reconvened following the Spring Practice Period and continues with Opening the Hand Of Thought, by Kosho Uchiyama
Recent Dharma Talk
June 1st, 2019
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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