Sitting and Special Events Schedule

The Vista Zen Center is open for sitting:

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

August Sesshin 2019: August 15-22

Sesshin Dates for 2020 (January, March, June and August) TBA

Donation: Check with Center

Upcoming Zazenkai ( one day retreats) Dates

TBA Please check back for dates

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