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 $10. Zazenkai’s provide a wonderful way for beginning students to experience sitting for longer periods of time.

 Upcoming Zazenkai, February 22 with Aishi Sensei

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

January 11-18, 2020 with Annie Roshi

March 15-22, 2020 with Annie Roshi

June 6-13, 2020

August 15-22 with Aishi Sensei and Annie Roshi

Donation: Check with Center

Shuso Presentation

Eyal Raz, “The Dharma,” Tuesday, February 25, 6:30pm

Shuso Hossen

Eyal Raz, March 22, 11am

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