Sitting and Special Events Schedule

The Vista Zen Center is open for sitting online:

Tuesday Evening
5pm – 7pm

Thursday Evening

To be included on the Zoom invitation, please contact the Center.

Zazenkai – One day retreat

A zazenkai is usually scheduled for one Saturday or Sunday in months when no longer retreats are held. Exact dates, times and costs will be announced.  Zazenkai’s provide a wonderful way for beginning students to experience sitting for longer periods of time.

 Dates TBA

Intensive Retreats (Sesshin) – -3, 5, and 7 day

All students are encouraged to attend retreats (sesshin) 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

March Sesshin with Annie Roshi

March 3-10, 2023, online

June 3-10  Sesshin 2023 with Annie Roshi

August Sesshin 2023 with Annie Roshi

Exact Dates to to be Announced

Shuso Hossen (Dharma Combat Ceremony)

Matthew Shinju French 2023 (date to be announced)

Movie Night

Vista Zen Center has a tradition of movie night every two-three months. Hopefully, we will be able to continue this tradition after we are settled in a physical location again.
Movies already viewed:

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