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 8:30 zazen followed at 9 a.m. by a Dharma Talk. They also love to clean. Zendo Cleaning on March 18th, April 8, May 27, 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 a talk on a Buddhist topic or Buddhist view of current events, followed by a discussion and a short meditation. The topics are aimed at 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
Monday nights: March 20, 27 & April 3 and 10 from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Using the text Guide to the Bodhisattva Way, we’ll explore Buddhist methods for developing patience, the gateway to compassion. This class will address ways to cultivate our relational skills through examining our deepest connections to each other. Suggested donation per class: $10
Taught by Rev. Shinshu Roberts.
Tuesday and Thursday a.m. Zazen (Meditation): 6:45-7:25 a.m. Service: 7:25-7:45 a.m. Community Bow-in: 7:45-8 a.m. Friday morning well-being/gratitude service: 9 a.m. zazen (meditation) followed by service. Saturday Dharma Talk: 8:30 a.m. zazen (meditation), 9 a.m. Dharma Talk.