We are a Zen Buddhist training center and open community for spiritual development. Our practice is designed specifically for people engaged in the demanding discipline of worldly life – relationships, career and community service. The hallmark of Zen accomplishment is not the hermitage or monastery, but mindful, skillful and whole-hearted living.
At Zen Garland we study and Take the Zen Garland Vows, devote ourselves to Zen meditation, enjoy the support of residential teachers and a dedicated community of practitioners, and commit ourselves to being fully present in a spirit of service in this very moment.
The community offers daily morning and some evening Zen meditation, private instruction with a residential Zen teacher, retreats, classes and workshops. We introduce interested beginners in a gentle way and help them to ease into a regular meditation practice.