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.

AZC will be in Rohatsu Sesshin from Fri. 12/6 – Fri. 12/13, but will remain open for zazen for our usual Saturday Morning Program and Weekday (morning & evening) times [6:00am/6:45am/5:40pm].


AZC will be *closed* for Winter Interim from Dec 21 – Jan 2, except for our New Year’s Eve celebration.

Upcoming Events

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Bring in the New Year (Year of the Rat) Zen-style at the Austin Zen Center!

AZC News

Upcoming Events at a Glance

Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.

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.

Learn About Oryoki

Oryoki (roughly meaning “just enough”) is a formal way of serving and eating meals in Zen monasteries. Literally a “vessel” (ki

Recent Dharma Talk

How We Get Into Trouble
With Other People

Tim Kroll
November 16th, 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.