What we're about

The Pop Up Zendo is a form that manifests in places where maybe you didn't think that a zen temple was going to be and is a container for things you might not have thought a zen temple contains. If the entire world is a sacred place, then the point of a pop up zendo is simply to point out that what we think we are looking for is already here. It's a kind of mirage that shows up in the midst of everyday life, in our homes, in a disused storefront, in conference room 5. It provides a simple foundation where people can sit together, learn meditation, learn the basics of personal practice, and to reimagine the way in which we might live in this world.

The Pop Up Zendo is ethereal. Most of the time it appears to be a collection of duffel bags inside a room in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In reality, it is mostly something that is carried inside the hearts of people trying to bring the very best of themselves to the things right in front of them, practicing something we like to call mindfulness, trying to learn from two worlds, and making their best effort to act in accord with the world around them.

Upcoming events (5+)

Midday Meditation

All Saints Episcopal Church

• What we'll do The purpose of this group is meditation, appropriate for those who have been sitting for years and those who have never meditated. The form is Zen, meaning that we will take off our shoes and line them up neatly, bow as we enter, join the slow walking line, and when the bell rings, bow to our cushions, and sit (cushion or chair provided). If this appeals to you, and you can take an hour in the middle of the day, this group is for you. After 10 minutes walking meditation and 30 minutes sitting, there will be 20 minutes of discussion. It’s expected this part of the hour will evolve along with the group. Whoever wants to, can join us across the street at Prolific Oven for more talking. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know

Midday Meditation

All Saints Episcopal Church

• What we'll do The purpose of this group is meditation, appropriate for those who have been sitting for years and those who have never meditated. The form is Zen, meaning that we will take off our shoes and line them up neatly, bow as we enter, join the slow walking line, and when the bell rings, bow to our cushions, and sit (cushion or chair provided). If this appeals to you, and you can take an hour in the middle of the day, this group is for you. After 10 minutes walking meditation and 30 minutes sitting, there will be 20 minutes of discussion. It’s expected this part of the hour will evolve along with the group. Whoever wants to, can join us across the street at Prolific Oven for more talking. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know

Midday Meditation

All Saints Episcopal Church

• What we'll do The purpose of this group is meditation, appropriate for those who have been sitting for years and those who have never meditated. The form is Zen, meaning that we will take off our shoes and line them up neatly, bow as we enter, join the slow walking line, and when the bell rings, bow to our cushions, and sit (cushion or chair provided). If this appeals to you, and you can take an hour in the middle of the day, this group is for you. After 10 minutes walking meditation and 30 minutes sitting, there will be 20 minutes of discussion. It’s expected this part of the hour will evolve along with the group. Whoever wants to, can join us across the street at Prolific Oven for more talking. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know

Midday Meditation

All Saints Episcopal Church

• What we'll do The purpose of this group is meditation, appropriate for those who have been sitting for years and those who have never meditated. The form is Zen, meaning that we will take off our shoes and line them up neatly, bow as we enter, join the slow walking line, and when the bell rings, bow to our cushions, and sit (cushion or chair provided). If this appeals to you, and you can take an hour in the middle of the day, this group is for you. After 10 minutes walking meditation and 30 minutes sitting, there will be 20 minutes of discussion. It’s expected this part of the hour will evolve along with the group. Whoever wants to, can join us across the street at Prolific Oven for more talking. • What to bring Nothing • Important to know

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Midday Meditation

All Saints Episcopal Church

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