November 7 - November 11. 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 with tea and a Dharma discussion. Nature Sesshin begins Wednesday, November 7, and will conclude Sunday, November 11, with our regular Jikoji Sunday Program, where sesshin guide Eric Remington will be giving the Dharma Talk. Buffet meals are included. Overnight accommodations are available. More information.


Saturday, November 3, 6 am to 5 pm. "First Saturdays" Zazenkai is a full day immersion into intensive, silent practice, deepening our Zen meditation. Our day begins with a gentle pre-dawn walk to the ridge top, where we'll sit outdoor zazen (sitting meditation) and help the sun come up over the Santa Cruz Mountains, then return for breakfast and the start of our traditional Zazenkai schedule. All are welcome for all or part of the day. Or make it part of an extended weekend, with our Sunday Program and reserve a room with us. More information