Join us for this online class offered by AZC Tanto Rev. Choro Antonaccio, on practicing with “edge states”.
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.
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.
Join us ONLINE for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
This group is meeting online during the current CoVid pandemic. We are reading Crooked Cucumber – a biography of our Japanese Zen founder Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
Read the latest Branching Streams Newsletters here.
Austin Zen Center now has a live chat server for Sangha members. Sign up here!
A few words and resources from AZC Head Teacher Mako Voelkel, March 19th 2020.
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Join AZC’s Mutual Aid Project to connect deeply, be of benefit, and to support one another in our interdependence.
Join us and other sanghas in supporting hospitals and medical staff with PPEs during the Covid19 pandemic.
We are looking into ways to make giving and receiving to one another simple and straightforward in the weeks and months to come.
Send in a photo of your home altar and/or a few words about your home practice during the pandemic – to be featured in our next newsletter!
Read about AZC member Nick Salome’s practice with Sculpture
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.
An Appeal to help keep Cuke Archives Thriving A Message from David Chadwick Back in 1966, at the age of 21, I rang the bell of
On May 13th we held our 4th Annual Memorial Service for AZC Founder Shunbo Zenkei, Blanche Hartman. Read more…
Recent Dharma Talk
Remembering Zenkei Blanche Hartman
Rev. Daigan Gaither
May 16th, 2020
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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