Sitting and Special Events Schedule

The Vista Zen Center is open for sitting:

Monday – Friday
8am – 9:15 am

Tuesday Evening
6:30pm – 8:15 pm

Sunday Morning
8:20 am – 10:30am

10:50 am – 12:00 pm

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Zazenkai – One day retreat

A zazenkai is usually scheduled for one Sunday in months when no longer retreats are held. The zazenkai begins at 6:30am and continues until 12 noon. It includes a light breakfast and the suggested donation fee is $10. Zazenkais provide a wonderful way for beginning students to experience sitting for longer periods of time. The next Zazenkai is scheduled for December 1 from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Intensive Retreats – 3, 5, and 7 day

All students are encouraged to attend retreats full or part-time. Retreats help to center the student and build mindfulness. Please visit the center for the daily retreat schedule.

Upcoming Sesshin Dates

April 24 through April 27, 2015

July 25 through July 31, 2015

October 23 through October 26, 2015

January 2 through January 8, 2016

Donation: Check with Center

Upcoming Zazenkai ( one day retreats) Dates

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Donation: $8

Movie Night

Vista Zen Center hosts a movie night every two-three months. It’s very popular event. A potluck dinner is served at 6pm followed by a movie.
Movies already viewed:

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… Spring
  • Enlightenment Guaranteed
  • August Rush
  • Wasteland
  • I’m Not There
  • Seven Beauties
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Departures
  • Temple Grandin