Arcata Zen Group is a community of practitioners in the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism. Our emphasis is on sitting meditation, or zazen, and the study of the Buddha’s teachings. We invite everyone interested in meditation to join us.
We maintain a welcoming and inclusive practice community. Our practice requires of us that we become aware of habitual and often unconscious forms of privilege, and then utilize this awareness to cultivate connections rather than separation. We work to assure that all people who come to practice with Arcata Zen Group are seen and heard, respected and included.
We practice settling into the present moment with our whole body, mind, and heart in meditation, as well as in everyday life. Our group offers a meditation schedule, as well as classes, retreats, ceremonies, and other events. We look forward to meeting you.
Reopening update (11/7/2021)
In responding to the changing conditions of the pandemic, we are in various stages of reopening. While many of our activities are held on Zoom only, some are in-person and some are "hybrid," meaning they are held simultaneously in-person and on Zoom. Please check the schedule below and the calendar for current information.
Please note: On Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings those attending in person are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Wednesday and Thursday evenings are open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Our Covid protocol requires that all those present in the zendo wear masks, physically distance, and to not chant aloud. Contact us if you have questions about our Covid policy.
To join via Zoom use this link: https://zoom.us/j/6618292899 Password: 806499
To join via traditional telephone: Dial (408) 638-0968 and enter the Meeting ID: 661 829 2899#