What we're about

Come join us for meditation and traditional Soto Zen Buddhist practice, chanting, lectures and classes in a friendly, accessible and relaxed setting. Ocean Gate Zen Center opened its doors in 2007 as a 501(c)3 religious non-profit with the intention of offering Soto Zen practice to the South County. This neighborhood Zen Center specifically addresses the needs of lay life in the 21st century by sustaining and adopting the centuries old traditions, teachings and practice of Buddhism’s founder Shakyamuni Buddha. Our teachers, Rev. Daijaku Kinst and Rev. Shinshu Roberts are priests in the San Francisco Zen Center lineage and are recognized as International Teachers by the Japanese Soto School in Japan. Everyone is Welcome.

Upcoming events (4+)

Come As You Are- Meditation Instruction, Sitting, Lecture and Discussion

Ocean Gate Zen Center

•BECAUSE OF CORVID-19 WE ARE ONLY MEETING ONLINE. PLEASE VISIT THE HOME PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE www.oceangatezen.org FOR LINKS TO OUR ZOOM MEETING.
What we'll do
8:30 informal introduction to meditation in the Soto Zen tradition
9:00 short period of sitting meditation (20 minutes). It is customary to arrive and be seated
comfortably before the bell rings beginning the period of meditation so please plan to arrive
around 8:50
9:20 tea break
9:30- 10:30 Lecture on Zen practice and it's applications to our daily lives by one of our teachers.
This is followed by a question and answer/ discussion period.

• What to bring
Just yourself. Wear loose comfortable clothes for sitting. In winter the zendo can be cool early in the morning so you may want to dress in layers. Please turn off your cell phones before entering the building.

• Important to know
The zendo is located at the ocean end of 41st Ave [masked]st Ave, Suite F), in the same building as TheraPilates and the Family Cycling Center.
The entrance is around back. If you enter in the front of the building walk the hallway to the next to the last door on your right. Ocean Gate Zen Center is on the door.
The bathroom is located as you enter the rear door. There is no charge for attending meditation or lecture. A donation box is located at the entrance to the zendo and we gratefully accept support from the community to sustain the offerings of this meditation and practice center.

**Please help us maintain a scent free environment for those that are sensitive.

Come As You Are- Meditation Instruction, Sitting, Lecture and Discussion

Ocean Gate Zen Center

•BECAUSE OF CORVID-19 WE ARE ONLY MEETING ONLINE. PLEASE VISIT THE HOME PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE www.oceangatezen.org FOR LINKS TO OUR ZOOM MEETING.
What we'll do
8:30 informal introduction to meditation in the Soto Zen tradition
9:00 short period of sitting meditation (20 minutes). It is customary to arrive and be seated
comfortably before the bell rings beginning the period of meditation so please plan to arrive
around 8:50
9:20 tea break
9:30- 10:30 Lecture on Zen practice and it's applications to our daily lives by one of our teachers.
This is followed by a question and answer/ discussion period.

• What to bring
Just yourself. Wear loose comfortable clothes for sitting. In winter the zendo can be cool early in the morning so you may want to dress in layers. Please turn off your cell phones before entering the building.

• Important to know
The zendo is located at the ocean end of 41st Ave [masked]st Ave, Suite F), in the same building as TheraPilates and the Family Cycling Center.
The entrance is around back. If you enter in the front of the building walk the hallway to the next to the last door on your right. Ocean Gate Zen Center is on the door.
The bathroom is located as you enter the rear door. There is no charge for attending meditation or lecture. A donation box is located at the entrance to the zendo and we gratefully accept support from the community to sustain the offerings of this meditation and practice center.

**Please help us maintain a scent free environment for those that are sensitive.

Come As You Are- Meditation Instruction, Sitting, Lecture and Discussion

Ocean Gate Zen Center

•BECAUSE OF CORVID-19 WE ARE ONLY MEETING ONLINE. PLEASE VISIT THE HOME PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE www.oceangatezen.org FOR LINKS TO OUR ZOOM MEETING.
What we'll do
8:30 informal introduction to meditation in the Soto Zen tradition
9:00 short period of sitting meditation (20 minutes). It is customary to arrive and be seated
comfortably before the bell rings beginning the period of meditation so please plan to arrive
around 8:50
9:20 tea break
9:30- 10:30 Lecture on Zen practice and it's applications to our daily lives by one of our teachers.
This is followed by a question and answer/ discussion period.

• What to bring
Just yourself. Wear loose comfortable clothes for sitting. In winter the zendo can be cool early in the morning so you may want to dress in layers. Please turn off your cell phones before entering the building.

• Important to know
The zendo is located at the ocean end of 41st Ave [masked]st Ave, Suite F), in the same building as TheraPilates and the Family Cycling Center.
The entrance is around back. If you enter in the front of the building walk the hallway to the next to the last door on your right. Ocean Gate Zen Center is on the door.
The bathroom is located as you enter the rear door. There is no charge for attending meditation or lecture. A donation box is located at the entrance to the zendo and we gratefully accept support from the community to sustain the offerings of this meditation and practice center.

**Please help us maintain a scent free environment for those that are sensitive.

Come As You Are- Meditation Instruction, Sitting, Lecture and Discussion

Ocean Gate Zen Center

•BECAUSE OF CORVID-19 WE ARE ONLY MEETING ONLINE. PLEASE VISIT THE HOME PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE www.oceangatezen.org FOR LINKS TO OUR ZOOM MEETING.
What we'll do
8:30 informal introduction to meditation in the Soto Zen tradition
9:00 short period of sitting meditation (20 minutes). It is customary to arrive and be seated
comfortably before the bell rings beginning the period of meditation so please plan to arrive
around 8:50
9:20 tea break
9:30- 10:30 Lecture on Zen practice and it's applications to our daily lives by one of our teachers.
This is followed by a question and answer/ discussion period.

• What to bring
Just yourself. Wear loose comfortable clothes for sitting. In winter the zendo can be cool early in the morning so you may want to dress in layers. Please turn off your cell phones before entering the building.

• Important to know
The zendo is located at the ocean end of 41st Ave [masked]st Ave, Suite F), in the same building as TheraPilates and the Family Cycling Center.
The entrance is around back. If you enter in the front of the building walk the hallway to the next to the last door on your right. Ocean Gate Zen Center is on the door.
The bathroom is located as you enter the rear door. There is no charge for attending meditation or lecture. A donation box is located at the entrance to the zendo and we gratefully accept support from the community to sustain the offerings of this meditation and practice center.

**Please help us maintain a scent free environment for those that are sensitive.

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