Zen Meditation Weekly Schedule:

Morning Zazen: Wednesday at 6:00 am - 7:15 am
Evening Zazen & Dharma Study: Selected Thursdays at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Note: Please check the temple newsletter, call the temple, or see Jiko Sensei for monthly zazen schedule.

Purpose of Zazenkai:

To support one another in practicing zazen and in studying the Buddha's teachings.

Zazenkai Brochure:

Zazenkai Brochure PDF

Introduction to Zazen:

Those with no previous experience who wish to sit for the first time may call for an appointment for begining instructions in zazen, kinhin, zendo etiquette.

Zazen Etiquette:

All participants are to arrive a few minutes early and be seated before beginning time. While at Daifukuji, participants are asked to abide by the following five precepts, which promote the harmony and well being of the Sangha community.
  • Refraining from killing and harming living beings
  • Refraining from taking that which is not given
  • Refraining from causing harm through sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior
  • Refraining from false speech, harmful speech, gossip, and slander
  • Abstaining from drugs, tobacco and intoxicants that cause carelessness or loss of awareness
Please dress comfortably and in a way suited to visiting a spiritual place. Please do not use strong fragrances in the meditation hall. Outside food and drink, with the exception of water, are not permitted inside the temple. You may select either a chair or zafu (cushion) on which to sit.

Zazen Donations:

Donations may be placed in the small offeratory box on the table. Thank you for your kind support.

  updated 06-09-12