Ganto and Seppo, real guys, happy Zen students. Both are grounded in daily life. That’s our vision of practice at Ocean Gate. We ask “What is it?” as it applies to our life activities . . . please join us on Saturday mornings for zazen followed by a Dharma Talk. They also love to clean. Zendo Cleaning dates in 2017 are April 29, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 19 after lecture and announcements. Stay tuned for more dates. Cleaning the zendo welcomes all who come and builds sangha friendships. Join...Read More
This is an informal Saturday morning program focused on investigating Buddhist teachings for creating ease and skillful response in our daily life. The program begins with meditation followed by a Dharma talk by one of our teachers: Rev. Daijaku Kinst or Rev. Shinshu Roberts. Talks are for both the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner. Everyone is welcome. Saturday mornings 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. meditation 9 – 10:30 a.m. lecture & discussion Day and night Night and day, The way of Dharma as everyday life; In each act our hearts Resonate with the call of the sutra. Dōgen Zenji (trans. Steven...Read More
Ocean Gate Zen Center is a Soto Zen temple dedicated to supporting zazen (meditation) as well as wholesome compassionate activity for self and others. Located at Pleasure Point we offer a neighborhood Zen Center to Santa Cruz’s South Side, Capitola, Soquel and Aptos. Everyone is welcome...Read More
Each week Shinshu finds and comments upon a quotation that she thinks is relevant to our practice. We do not post all of the quotations and commentaries. If you would like to subscribe the the list serve and receive the weekly quotations please write us at email@example.com.Read More
May 20 & May 27
June 10 & June 17
Zen is for Everyone
Suggested donation $10 per talk
Daijaku Kinst will lead a lecture series on Zen practice and the foundational Buddhist teachings that support and shape it. She will discuss what is unique about the activity of zazen, how Zen is expressed in our daily lives, and what is the role of form and ritual, community and a teacher. We will explore the Buddhist concepts of interdependence, Buddha Nature, self and no-self, the Bodhisattva Path, faith and fearlessness. Bring your questions, humor and an open mind. Everyone is welcome.
Ocean Gate Zen Center is available to all and there is no charge for the daily program, meditation or lectures. The Zen Center relies solely on donations and financial support is always welcome. Ocean Gate Zen Center is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit religious organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.