Explore how presence with the movement of the brush works in our heart, mind, and environs in this Brush-Mind Workshop with Kaz Tanahashi.
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.
WAIC UP! (White Awareness Insight Curriculum for Uprooting Privilege) is a study program developed at Spirit Rock.
Join us for a Visioning Community Council meeting ahead of our Annual Membership brunch.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
Following the Saturday am meditation and chanting service, we’ll be kicking off our Annual Meeting & Community Brunch.
This ceremonial weekend retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, reading of the Buddha’s Parinirvana story, and a special 2-part ceremony commemorating Buddha’s passing into parinirvana.
A morning of informal practice with zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and basic instruction, with no formal lecture or service.
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
AZC has appointed 2 Ombudsfolk to act as an impartial and independent resources in cases of potential maladministration: Charles Ball & Shuken Robert McCarthy
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
Don't Outsource Your Decision Making
Rev. Koji Dreher
January 4th, 2020
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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