Join us for Marc Lesser’s retreat based on his new book: 7 Practices of a Mindful Leader.
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.
***Please Note***: AZC will be closed for our Summer Interim from Saturday Aug 24th – Friday Aug 30th. While we will reopen in time for the Saturday Morning Program on August 31st, our regular zazen periods will be informal until after the Tassajara Private Study Week has ended.
We wish everyone a safe and joyous end of the Summer!
Join us for our extended Soji (Temple Cleaning) followed by a Sangha Breakfast.
Check out some of AZC’s offerings over the next few months, including Visiting Teachers, Workshops, Ceremonies, and Retreats.
This is an ongoing study group on the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts for committed practitioners.
Join us for a few hours of community care of our temple and a potluck lunch.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts.
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.
A morning of informal practice with zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and basic instruction, with no formal lecture or service.
As part of the “Doing Good Together” series by Interfaith Action of Central Texas
AZC is looking for nominations for the role of an Ombudsperson to act as an impartial and independent resource in cases of potential maladministration.
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.
Interested in stopping by for meditation but want to scope the place out first? See the Virtual Tours of AZC below.
Recent Dharma Talk
The Five Hindrances
Rev. Colin Gipson
July 27th, 2019
Community Spotlight: Why do you practice at AZC?
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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.
Make a commitment to Zen practice by making a payment towards your membership or becoming a member of the AZC community.