What we're about

We are the SAN MATEO ZEN COMMUNITY, a welcoming group of mostly Peninsula professionals, home makers, craftsmen and students, joining together to share a bit of quiet and sanity in their lives. We are happy to have you join us!

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Meditation, Tea and Conversation

San Mateo Zen

To quiet the body is to quiet the mind. The word 'Zen' itself means meditation and we sit quietly for a half hour, often with a KOAN, a simple STORY that reflects our life, and then have tea and conversation. No experience is necessary. JON JOSEPH, a Teacher in the PACIFIC ZEN INSTITUTE lineage, began sitting decades ago and has been a student of JOHN TARRANT ROSHI (Bring Me the Rhinoceros), the director of PZI, since the late 1980s. Please see http://www.sanmateozen.org for more information.

Meditation, Tea and Conversation

San Mateo Zen

To quiet the body is to quiet the mind. The word 'Zen' itself means meditation and we sit quietly for a half hour, often with a KOAN, a simple STORY that reflects our life, and then have tea and conversation. No experience is necessary. JON JOSEPH, a Teacher in the PACIFIC ZEN INSTITUTE lineage, began sitting decades ago and has been a student of JOHN TARRANT ROSHI (Bring Me the Rhinoceros), the director of PZI, since the late 1980s. Please see http://www.sanmateozen.org for more information.

Meditation, Tea and Conversation

San Mateo Zen

To quiet the body is to quiet the mind. The word 'Zen' itself means meditation and we sit quietly for a half hour, often with a KOAN, a simple STORY that reflects our life, and then have tea and conversation. No experience is necessary. JON JOSEPH, a Teacher in the PACIFIC ZEN INSTITUTE lineage, began sitting decades ago and has been a student of JOHN TARRANT ROSHI (Bring Me the Rhinoceros), the director of PZI, since the late 1980s. Please see http://www.sanmateozen.org for more information.

Beginner's Meditation Series

San Mateo Zen

To quiet the body is the quiet the mind. The word "Zen" itself means meditation. We are holding a series of beginning meditation classes in San Mateo for those who are seeking a simpler, less noisy life. No experience necessary. We ask for a $10 donation, if you have it, to help pay the cost of rent. See you there!

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Meditation, Tea and Conversation

San Mateo Zen

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