Sunday, December 2 - Sunday, December 9. Rohatsu Sesshin is the traditional winter sesshin commemorating Buddha's enlightenment of all beings, extending to this very moment. This year, Rohatsu will be conducted in silence with just zazen and kinhin, without chants, talks, service, or dokusan. Kobun said enlightenment is an accident, and zazen makes one accident prone! Please come join us for this opportunity to practice together. More information.

Sunday, November 25, 2 pm. Our December Science & Buddhism topic will be Altered Traits, and States, the science of the behavioral, psychological, and neurological changes resulting from meditation-related practices. Jikoji's Jen Hohman will lead the discussion, highlighting recent books on the subject, including" Altered Traits," by Goleman and Davidson, and "How to Change Your Mind," by Pollan. Right after our Sunday Program. More information.


Newly available, Precious Mirror combines Jikoji founder Kobun’s brilliant calligraphy with translations into English. More information.

December 1. All day. Sunrise Zazenkai. A one day retreat, an immersion into intensive practice, starting with a pre-dawn walk to our ridge top to meditate and help the sun come up over the Santa Cruz Mountains. Then breakfast. 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.