Austin is now at Stage 5. In order to protect the health of everyone, we will be engaging in *online practice* only until the risk declines.
We are continuing to develop protocols to respond to the changing circumstances of this COVID pandemic. It is our intention to support everyone who is *fully vaccinated* to practice in person, but Stage 5, and the strains it places on our health systems, makes closure advisable. New variants will continue to emerge, and our responses will change with them.
When we return to Stage 4 and lower only those who are fully vaccinated (inducing a booster) will be allowed into the temple.
Updates will be made to the website and through the newsletter, and we will continue to offer zazen, our Saturday program, and other practice opportunities online.Our intention is to re-open fully once we’re more confident about not putting our residents and other sangha members at undue risk for illness. We thank you for your enthusiasm and interest in returning to AZC for zazen. Please know it is shared by many of us!