Upcoming Events


Next-Step: Meditation Instruction and Beyond
Class:  Tenzo Kyōkun - with Pat Yingst

Class: Tenzo Kyōkun – with Pat Yingst

Thursdays, Oct 26 – Dec 7 2017at 7:00-8:15pm | Cost: $60 for members; $75 for nonmembers
Class:  Wholehearted Practice of the Way (Bendowa)

Class: Wholehearted Practice of the Way (Bendowa)

Tuesdays, Oct 31 – Dec 5 2017at 7:15-8:30pm | Cost: $60 for members; $75 for nonmembers
One-Day Retreat – On Discovering Our “Original Face”

One-Day Retreat – On Discovering Our “Original Face”

Oct. 28th, 2017 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $75/Members; $90/Nonmembers
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction

Beginner’s Meditation Instruction

Class offered every Saturday morning from 8:00–9:00am.
The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Austin Zen Center and our core practice ... Read More
Evening Dharma Program for Children

Evening Dharma Program for Children

5 Thursdays- September 28th-October 26th 5:30-6:15PM
5 Thursdays- September 28th-October 26th 5:30-6:15PM Suggested Donation $5 per family, per class Kids: Play ... Read More
Conversation Cafe

Conversation Cafe

Wednesday Oct. 18th, from 6:45-8:00pm
Please join us for a Conversation Café on a topic of our choosing! At the ... Read More
Saturday Children’s Program

Saturday Children’s Program

Saturday October 21st, 10:15-11:30AM
This program is designed to offer basic zen lessons to elementary aged ... Read More
Community Work-Practice Day

Community Work-Practice Day

Saturday, October, 21st 10:15am - 2:00pm
Please join us for a Fall Community Work-Practice Day! Following the Saturday morning sitting we ... Read More
The AZC Family Dharma Program & Dharma Discussion Group PRESENT: BuddhaFlix Night - "Spirited Away"

The AZC Family Dharma Program & Dharma Discussion Group PRESENT: BuddhaFlix Night – “Spirited Away”

Friday, October 27 from 6:00-8:30pm, Suggested Donation: $5 (2003, dir. Hayao Miyazaki) 2 hours, 5 ... Read More
Seijiki Ceremony & Reception Fundraiser

Seijiki Ceremony & Reception Fundraiser

November 1st, 2017 at 7 pm
Sejiki is a traditional Japanese Zen Buddhist ceremony honoring our ancestors, and is one of ... Read More
Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura Roshi

Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura Roshi

Save the Dates! Feb 21-25, 2018 Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura Roshi, On Shobogenzo: Ikka ... Read More

AZC News


Working to Move Rocks

by Margaret Louderback There is small black and white photograph hanging on the wall in the cozy book stuffed library at Tassajara. The photo shows Shunryu Suzuki arranging flowers. One ... Read More

On Tassajara Sangha Work-Week

by Maureen Milligan If the San Francisco Zen Center is the Suzuki Soto Zen mothership, Tassajara is a very close daughter as well as dharma sister to Green Gulch (the ... Read More

AZC Leadership & Priorities Brainstorm

On September 2nd the AZC administrative and practice leadership held a focused brainstorm session with 30 active and leaders and practitioners on AZC’s top priorities. The survey responses, a current ... Read More

Dharma Discussion Group & Potluck

The Dharma Discussion Group will not meet this week. People are invited to take part in the Conversation Cafe meeting on Wednesday October, 18th after the evening program. The Dharma ... Read More