All are welcome to join us in celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment.
Welcome to the Austin Zen Center
At AZC, all people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability are welcome to practice with the community. Practicing inclusivity and welcoming diversity is a foundation of the Dharma, and a path to alleviating the suffering of everyone. May all beings realize their true nature.
As an expression of our commitment to offer a place of refuge and trust, firearms and other weapons are excluded from our grounds and buildings.
We invite you to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask.
Since there are vulnerable individuals among us, and the virus can still cause serious illness or death, do not come to the temple if you have Covid or flu symptoms, if you have been ill but not fully cleared the virus, or if you aren’t fully vaccinated.
May all beings be well and safe!
Coming together to support each other in cultivating this practice, we sit, walk, eat, work and listen in the intensive winter retreat known at Rohatsu. Registration is full. Join the waitlist.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies.
a rare and ideal opportunity for both beginners and experienced Zen practitioners to support each other in bringing zazen into daily life.
We meet at 5:30 pm. All who identify as women are welcome, regardless of spiritual path.
Join us for our Beginner’s Meditation Instruction in person at AZC
Join us in chanting for the well-being of loved ones and those in need, following Wed evening zazen.
Join us for our regularly scheduled offerings of zazen, now online! Click on the Zoom links within to enter.
Getting together in-person for caring for our garden & grounds is one of the few ways we can practice together body to body!
AZC has a limited supply of t-shirts available by donation.
The Austin Zen Center partners with the Trinity United Methodist Church to collect non-perishable food to be distributed to those in need.
Join the Dharma Discussion Group for weekly book discussions every Monday at 7pm.
All are welcome to join the AZC Sangha in our online zendo. Please observe the following guidelines to help create a warm and harmonious space.
Austin Zen Center now has a live chat server for Sangha members. Sign up here!
The Austin Zen Center depends on your generosity & support to help cultivate & maintain the temple and its heart of practice. Please consider giving back in these ways:
There are many ways to participate in the AZC community, from ceremonial roles to helping in the communal garden.
AZC is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Any amount you wish to donate will be deeply appreciated.
Make a commitment to Zen practice by making a payment towards your membership or becoming a member of the AZC community.
We acknowledge that we practice on Indigenous land. We acknowledge and pay respects to the Carrizo & Comecrudo, Coahuiltecan, Caddo, Tonkawa, Comanche, Lipan Apache, Alabama-Coushatta, Kickapoo, Tigua Pueblo, and all the American Indian and Indigenous Peoples and communities who have been or have become a part of these lands and territories in Texas.