Sitting and Special Events Schedule

The Vista Zen Center is open for sitting:

Monday and Friday mornings
8am – 9:15 am

Tuesday Evening
6:30pm – 8:15 pm

Saturday Morning
8:20 am – 10:30 am

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 $8. Zazenkai’s provide a wonderful way for beginning students to experience sitting for longer periods of time. The next Zazenkai is scheduled for December 6 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

March 24th through March 31rst, 2018

June 2nd through June 9th, 2018

End of August Sesshin – TBD

Donation: Check with Center

Upcoming Zazenkai ( one day retreats) Dates

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

6:30AM Zazen Starts- 12:20PM Ends with 4 Vows

(Breakfast is provided)

Donation: $10

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