Join us for a Dharma Talk by Rev. Choro Antonaccio, a part of our regular Saturday morning program.
Welcome to the Austin Zen Center
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 We And All Beings Realize Their True Nature.
Austin Zen Center summer update:
AZC remains open for in-person participation.* We are CLOSED Aug. 6-16 for Summer Interim.
See the schedule HERE. All are welcome to continue to join us in the Online Zendo for most activities.
Questions about our offerings, registrations for events, and similar matters may be directed to our Temple Administrator
*Travis Co. COVID risk is currently at MEDIUM. We require everyone to wear a mask, preferably a N95 or KN95. Disposable masks are also available at the temple. Please do not come to the temple if you have symptoms, if you have been ill but not fully cleared the virus, or if you aren’t fully vaccinated.
May all beings be well and safe!
Join us for a one day retreat on forging a connection with joy and ease in practice led by Rev. Koji Acquaviva.
Join us for a Workshop on how to liberate Zen from the meditation cushion through the practice of embodied entrusting, led by Rev. Koji Acquaviva.
Join us for a Dharma Talk by Rev. Koji Acquaviva, a part of our regular Saturday morning program.
We meet at 5:30 pm. All women are welcome, regardless of spiritual path. No registration required.
Join us for this most ancient of Buddhist ceremonies – taking refuge and chanting precepts (Online and in-person)
Join us for our Beginner’s Meditation Instruction in person at AZC
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!
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.
Next Monday, June 27th, the Dharma Discussion Group will begin reading Dancing With Life by Phillip Moffitt.
People are asking: When will AZC reopen, and may I come sit once I get vaccinated?
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.
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
What is Zen Practice? (Part 3)
Rev. Mako Voelkel
May 28th, 2022
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.
Make a commitment to Zen practice by making a payment towards your membership or becoming a member of the AZC community.