Join us for a Dharma Talk by Pat Yingst in our Saturday Morning Program.
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.
Stay Safe Austin
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Please everyone: Stay Safe, Be Considerate & WEAR A MASK!
While our temple building continues to be closed to the public during the CoVID-19 pandemic, we are maintaining our robust schedule of offerings in our Online Zendo. All are welcome to join us.
Branching Streams, the organization of Suzuki Roshi lineage temples affiliated w/SFZC, will hold a virtual gathering. All sangha members are invited. Registration is required to receive the zoom link.
Join us for our 5th Annual Memorial Service for AZC Founder Shunbo Zenkei, Blanche Hartman. Register for either in-person or online participation.
Taking Refuge in Reality: Allowing Zazen to Manifest in All We Do, A Dharma Talk by Shoryu Jim Bradley
Join us for a Dharma Talk by Visiting Teacher Shoryu Jim Bradley, a part of our Saturday Morning Program.
Join us either IN-PERSON or ONLINE for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
A morning of informal practice with zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and basic instruction, with no formal lecture or service – in our Online Zendo.
Join us for our online Beginner’s Meditation Instruction
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!
Read the latest Branching Streams Newsletters here.
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.
People are asking: When will AZC reopen, and may I come sit once I get vaccinated?
Join AZC’s Mutual Aid Project to connect deeply, be of benefit, and to support one another – now on Discord!.
AZC now offers new meditation cushions for sale for your at-home zendo needs! Pop-up, bug-free Meditation Tents are also available.
Austin Zen Center now has a live chat server for Sangha members. Sign up here!
Recent Dharma Talk
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Hozan Alan Senauke
April 17th, 2021
Community Spotlight: Do you have a home altar?
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.
Pay for AZC programs by clicking on the image above when the registration form that is specific to the program is not available.
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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