Dear Jikoji Sangha & Visitors: Please be aware that until further notice Skyline Blvd/Highway 35 is closed south of Page Mill Road due to a road collapse. Directions to Jikoji from San Francisco and the South Bay may be found here. Drive safely!


Thursday, March 7 - Sunday March 10. We invite you to find stillness in the woods that cradle our temple. Our schedule features several outdoor excursions along our paths, alternating with periods of zazen and walking meditation, and Dharma discussions. Buffet meals are included. You are welcome to come for all or any part of the event, participating in the schedule as you wish. More information.


February 8 - April 1.
Our 2019 Practice Period begins with Nehan-e sesshin (February 8-15) and ends with Tanjo-e sesshin (April 1- 7). Red Pine’s Heart Sutra commentary and Kobun’s Talks on the Heart Sutra are the primary texts. Vasubandu’s Treatise on the 5 Aggregates will also be used.

The Heart Sutra expresses the essence of Buddhist practice. Please join us for meditation and deeper study into this sutra. More information.



Newly available. Precious Mirror combines Jikoji founder Kobun’s brilliant calligraphy with translations into English enface. Kobun was an instrumental figure in the transmission of Zen to America and its evolution within our culture. Although he initially came to assist Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco Zen Center, Kobun was enamored of the way Zen, unfettered, blossomed in new soil, and he followed it wherever it grew. For Kobun, Zen was not an institution, but the elemental nature of every aspect of our lives and existed in myriad forms. More information.



Every Sunday. Our Sunday Program is a weekly Open House – a great way to get to know Jikoji and become familiar with Zen practice. Each week, community members and newcomers alike join us from around the Bay Area for sitting meditation, a dharma talk, a social lunch, and the sense of community (Sangha). Beginners are welcome to join in meditation instruction at 10am before joining up with the regular program in the Big Zendo. All are welcome! More information.