What we're about

Angel City Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist group that meets throughout the week in Echo Park in Los Angeles, CA.

Our group is led and was founded by Brad Warner, an ordained zen monk and author of the popular books HARDCORE ZEN and SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP (among others). We are affiliated with Dogen Sangha International, founded by Brad’s teacher, Gudo Nishijima.

Our main practice is shikantaza (just sitting) zazen (sitting meditation). Our day generally consists of two 30 minutes periods of zazen followed by a lecture/discussion.

Please don't let the lack of RSVPs discourage you from coming. We are a long established group. Most of our members are not Meetup members and do not RSVP.

We hope you'll join our motley, but dedicated band of misfits!

More info: https://www.aczc.org/
For thought-provoking comics and the latest happenings, follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/angelcityzen/

Upcoming events (5)

Meditation & Discussion w/ Dave Cuomo - ONLINE

Online event

The class will consist of thirty minutes of Zen meditation followed by discussion led by Dave Cuomo. There will be instructions, so beginners are encouraged to join. Zen meditation is simple and the technique can be learned in just a few minutes, though it may take years to refine it. Zoom meeting details will be made available to those who RSVP. (Please don't let the lack of RSVPs discourage you from coming. We are a long established group. Most of our members are not Meetup members and do not RSVP.)

Meditation and Koan Discussion - ONLINE

Online event

Get down and nerdy with ACZC's take on koan study: half hour sit, followed by tea and a discussion of a koan from Nishijima's translation of Dogen's Shinji Shobogenjo. There no right or wrong answers here! Just freewheeling group discussions that rarely go where you'd predict. If you don't know what koans are, don't worry! We're not exactly sure still either. Come help us try and find out. Zoom meeting details will be available to individuals who RSVP. Check out our Instagram for fun Zen comics and koans! https://www.instagram.com/angelcityzen/ (Please don't let the lack of RSVPs discourage you from coming. We are a long established group. Most of our members are not Meetup members and do not RSVP.)

Yoga & Meditation w/ Nina Snow - ONLINE

Online event

Evening Yoga with our favorite instructor Nina Snow! One hour of yoga followed by a half hour sit. Have we talked about how great it is to sit after yoga? It's a classic combo for a reason! Zoom meeting details will be available to individuals who RSVP. (Please don't let the lack of RSVPs discourage you from coming. We are a long established group. Most of our members are not Meetup members and do not RSVP.)

Meditation and Discussion w/ Erik Andersen - ONLINE

Online event

The class will consist of two thirty minute sessions of Zen meditation, with a ten minute walking meditation in between, followed by a talk and discussion led by Erik Andersen. There will be instructions, so beginners are encouraged to join. Zen meditation is simple and the technique can be learned in just a few minutes, though it may take years to refine it. No experience required. Beginners welcome! Zoom meeting details will be available to individuals who RSVP. (Please don't let the lack of RSVPs discourage you from coming. We are a long established group. Most of our members are not Meetup members and do not RSVP.)

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