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.

May All Beings Realize Their True Nature.

Upcoming Events

Gokhale Method Pop-Up Course

Tuesday, November 12th from 9:30 – 4:30

Join Esther Gokhale for a day-long Pop-up Course: a kinesthetic, hands-on offering covering the essentials of the Gokhale Method.

Next Step: Meditation & Beyond

Thursday, October 17 @ 6:45–8:15 pm

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 News

2019 DoanRyo Training

Ongoing Ceremonial Training Available

Being a member of AZC’s Doanryo and taking up the ceremonial life of AZC is yet another way to deepen your Zen practice while being of benefit to the Sangha.

Take a Virtual Tour of AZC

Interested in stopping by for meditation but want to scope the place out first? See the Virtual Tours of AZC below.

Recent Dharma Talk

Seeking...and Finding
Rev. Marc Lesser
September 28th, 2019

Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?

We depend on your support to run and maintain the Austin Zen Center. Please consider giving back in these ways by clicking on the images below:

Support AZC

Volunteer at AZC

There are many ways to participate in the AZC community, from ceremonial roles to helping in the communal garden.

General Program Payment

Pay for AZC programs by clicking on the image above when the registration form that is specific to the program is not available.

Donate to AZC

AZC is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Any amount you wish to donate will be deeply appreciated.

AZC Membership

Make a commitment to Zen practice by making a payment towards your membership or becoming a member of the AZC community.