Join us for a Dharma Talk with ACZ’s Guiding Teacher
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.
We invite and welcome 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!
Explore sitting with others in a full day of practice, including oryoki breakfast and lunch in the zendo.
Join us for a Sangha Week at our home monastery (and hot-springs) in the Ventana Wilderness of California.
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.
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!
This is a 1½ hour class for those who have attended the Beginner’s Instruction, and who are interested in taking the next step in their formal zen practice.
AZC has t-shirts and a limited supply of meditation cushions for sale.
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.