Join us in person or online for this talk by Pat Yingst.
Welcome to the Austin Zen Center
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 We And All Beings Realize Their True Nature.
Travis Co. COVID risk is currently at LOW (late August 2022). 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 symptoms, if you have been ill but not fully cleared the virus, or if you aren’t fully vaccinated.
We are not requiring masks during morning or evening zazen Tuesday to Friday.
We continue to require that everyone wear a mask, preferably a N95 or KN95, to protect each other when we are gathered in a large group – at our public program on Saturday and during ceremonies. Disposable masks are available at the temple if you forget yours. May all beings be well and safe!
Join us for zazen and a Sangha Work Day with a potluck lunch.
Join us for a 4-week Intro to Buddhist Teachings class.
We meet at 5:30 pm. All women are welcome, regardless of spiritual path. No registration required.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts (Online and in-person)
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!
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.
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!
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.