This sesshin is dedicated to studying Dongshan’s famous poem, Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi
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.
We are taking suggestions for our next local Austin outing.
In this class series we will learn zen practice from the ground up, demystifying its workings, identifying its many applications, and discovering its place in our modern lives.
Explore how presence with the movement of the brush works in our heart, mind, and environs in this Brush-Mind Workshop with Kaz Tanahashi.
WAIC UP! (White Awareness Insight Curriculum for Uprooting Privilege) is a study program developed at Spirit Rock.
Join us for a Visioning Community Council meeting ahead of our Annual Membership brunch.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
Following the Saturday am meditation and chanting service, we’ll be kicking off our Annual Meeting & Community Brunch.
This ceremonial weekend retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, reading of the Buddha’s Parinirvana story, and a special 2-part ceremony commemorating Buddha’s passing into parinirvana.
A morning of informal practice with zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and basic instruction, with no formal lecture or service.
Members are invited to participate in collectively articulating AZC’s long term goals and vision.
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
Tova is Liaison for Branching Streams Zen Centers & sitting groups: over 70 in U.S. and 9 abroad!
Recent Dharma Talk
What Happens at Sarusawa Pond
Rev. Koji Dreher
February 8th, 2020
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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AZC is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Any amount you wish to donate will be deeply appreciated.
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