Sunday Program

8:15 am Meditation Instruction*
9:15 am Meditation (zazen)
10:00 am Dharma Talk
11:15 am Tea
11:45 am Discussion with lecturer
12:15 pm Lunch: $10-15 donation

The Sunday morning program is open to all; prior registration is not required. A $10-20 donation is requested in support of the temple, and a $10-15 donation for lunch. A special children's program is held on the first Sunday of every month. See the list of upcoming lecturers. (You will need to filter the calendar by "Practice Center" for Green Gulch, and by "Event Type" for Dharma Talks.)

Please note the appropriate clothing for the meditation hall: Skirts or pants are worn below the knee in length; shirts have sleeves covering the shoulders. Hats or other head coverings are traditionally not worn, and we request that you do not use perfumes or scented lotions. Thank you very much.

*Doors close for the meditation instruction at 8:15 am, so if this is your first visit to Green Gulch please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early.

**Our only public lunch is on Sunday, for those who attend the dharma talk. We are unable to provide meals for the public at any other time during the week.

An assisted hearing system is available for Green Gulch dharma talks. Please ask the ino for a receiver before lecture.

The meditation hall (zendo) is usually open daily for meditation.

Carpooling: Parking at Green Gulch is limited.  To encourage carpooling, vehicles with two or more occupants park free for the Sunday program. We suggest a $5 donation for single drivers, which goes toward the additional cost involved for Green Gulch to purchase 100% renewable energy through Marin Clean Energy. Also, "muffin bucks" will be offered to visitors whose ridesharing results in leaving an actual vehicle behind. These can be used for a dollar off the purchase of the muffins offered at the tea following the Sunday dharma talk. For more information on ridesharing, visit our carpool page.