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.

AZC News

AZC Member Giving Brunch

Save the Date! Saturday, September 28th

Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming AZC benefit brunch for members & prospective members.

AZC Staffing Changes

With both gratitude & sadness we bid farewell to AZC Administrator Susan Hansen as AZC restructures the Office Admin role.

AZC Ombudsperson Role Filled

AZC has appointed 2 Ombudsfolk to act as an impartial and independent resource in cases of potential maladministration.

2019 Branching Streams Conference

This year’s conference of SFZC Suzuki Roshi Lineage temples is hosted by the Milwaukee Zen Center, from September 16th – 19th.

Recent Dharma Talk

The Emptiness of the Three Wheels
Pat Yingst
August 31st, 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:

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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.