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Practice Groups

Dharma en Español
El grupo “Dharma en Español” se reúne todos los miércoles excepto cuando hay sesshin o alguna festividad.

Nos reunimos desde las 6:30 de la noche hasta las 7:30 en el salón de arte, “Art Lounge.” Todos podemos gozar de la energía del grupo si llegamos a tiempo. Durante esa hora se leerá y comentará acerca del libro “Mente Zen, Mente de Principiante,” el texto de la enseñanza de Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. No es necesario tener experiencia con Budismo o Zen, ni haber leído el libro antes de asistir al grupo.


Ecosattvas Group

The Ecosattvas is an environmental awareness and education group. The City Center branch of the Ecosattvas is dedicated to improving our ecoliteracy, as well as that of our neighbors and friends. This group is for both residential and non-residential sangha members. Please join us as we expand our horizons and learn about the Earth and environmental issues, together.


Good Old Zen
Good Old Zen is a Zen Center-sponsored group for practitioners who are 55 years of age or older, led by Tova Green and Valorie Beer, both resident priests at City Center.

Meditation in Recovery

Meditation in Recovery at City Center and Hartford Street Zen Center



Queer Dharma
The LGBTIQ Queer Dharma Group is an open group, and newcomers are welcome. It meets regularly (once a month) in the Buddha Hall at City Center.

Meeting time: Saturdays, 1 - 3 pm
Followed by Tea



Saturday Sangha
Saturdays 8:50 am - 1 pm

The Saturday Sangha is a group that meets each week to help care for the public program at City Center. Individuals in the group learn a variety of basic zendo jobs, sometimes help in the kitchen, and generally pitch in to help the Saturday program.



Thursday Meditation, Conversation and Tea

This weekly Thursday sitting is open to all, including those beginning practice or who are unfamiliar with Zen Center forms, as well as those for whom an evening sitting is more convenient. One 35-minute period of sitting meditation in the zendo at 7:30 pm is followed by an optional question-and-answer session with tea upstairs.


Young Urban Zen
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Meet at Buddha Hall, 300 Page Street