There is no other real task but to know your original nature.
Just look into your heart-mind, and find there transcendental clarity.
Free from greed or dependency, you will immediately attain certainty.
Chinese Zen Master Yen-tou
When: Every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm.
& Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Where: 3308 Lime Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755
Formal Zen Practice with Chanting and Meditation.
Koan interviews with Robert Moore, SSN or Tim Colohan, JDPSN
If you're a seasoned Zen student or have already attended one of our Guest Nights, you may join any of our regularly scheduled group meditation periods. There is never a charge for regularly scheduled practice.
Golden Wind Zen Center offers 1-day and 3-day retreats throughout the year. Retreats allow us to look closely into our lives and recognize our inherent compassion and wisdom. The days pass in silence as we live, work and practice together. Our Zen Master or Resident Teacher gives interviews and provides encouragement. Retreats are suitable for both beginning and experienced students, and include vegetarian meals. You may participate in as little as 24 hours of the retreat. Retreats are held at our Seattle practice location, unless otherwise noted. Fee.
Detailed retreat information
Experienced students give public talks that combine wisdom and wit in an informal setting. The student shares life and practice experiences and a Zen teacher will answer audience questions.
Kong-Ans are an important part of Zen training. They are questions that are given to each individual student during a private interview with one of our teachers. Kong-ans teach us to cut through our conceptual ideas and perceive the truth of each moment.
Consulting interviews give students a private opportunity to discuss personal practice and life issues with a senior dharma teacher. No charge.
Golden Wind Zen Center celebrates two traditional Zen Buddhist ceremonies every year. We honor Buddha's Birthday with a special ceremony and potluck vegetarian dinner. We celebrate Buddha's Enlightenment Day. A potluck vegetarian dinner will follow. Everyone, including Zen students, families, friends, and any interested person, is cordially invited to attend any of our ceremonies.