Zen Center San Diego is an independent organization whose intention is to support the practice of awakening. The center provides an environment where people can learn and practice Zen meditation, as well as how to cultivate clarity and equanimity within the high-speed confusion of everyday life. To make this possible, the following qualities are emphasized:
Stillness: settling down in mind and body.
Perseverance: staying with all the ups and downs of our lives.
Clear seeing: seeing through our conditioned beliefs and strategies.
Willingness: acknowledging and embracing whatever life presents – including anger, fear, shame and confusion – as the path of awakening.
Loving-kindness: awakening to the loving-kindness that is the nature of our being.
The center is not affiliated with any particular religious denomination, and those from any tradition are welcome to participate.
Introductory instruction is available most Saturday mornings at 8:45. Please see schedule.