Saturday, March 13 @10am
Join us for a Dharma Talk by Visiting Teacher Colin Gipson our Saturday Morning Program.
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. At AZC we seek to embody inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility throughout our teachings, practice, organizational culture, policies, and operations as a manifestation of our vow to awaken together with all beings.
May All Beings Realize Their True Nature.
Stay Safe Austin
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Please everyone: Stay Safe, Be Considerate & WEAR A MASK!
While our temple building continues to be closed to the public during the CoVID-19 pandemic, we are maintaining our robust schedule of offerings in our Online Zendo. All are welcome to join us.
Saturday, March 13 @10am
Join us for a Dharma Talk by Visiting Teacher Koun Franz in our Saturday Morning Program.
This class taught by visiting teacher Koji Dreher is for beginners of all levels.
A morning of informal practice with zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and basic instruction, with no formal lecture or service – in our Online Zendo.
Join us ONLINE for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
AZC’s Waking Up Group is launching new study modules starting January 17th. Everyone respectfully interested (BIPOC, White-identified &/or Unidentified) is welcome!
Join us for our online Beginner’s Meditation Instruction
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.
Read the latest Branching Streams Newsletters here.
Beginning February 14th, Head Teacher Mako Voelkel will be taking a much appreciated sabbatical – to rest, rejuvenate, & recharge before our (eventual) reopening.
People are asking: When will AZC reopen, and may I come sit once I get vaccinated?
Join AZC’s Mutual Aid Project to connect deeply, be of benefit, and to support one another – now on Discord!.
Come see the results of our ongoing bamboo mitigation project – and help plant a wildflower garden!
AZC now offers new meditation cushions for sale for your at-home zendo needs! Pop-up, bug-free Meditation Tents are also available.
Austin Zen Center now has a live chat server for Sangha members. Sign up here!
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.
Recent Dharma Talk
The Way of the Bodhisattva
January 30th, 2021
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