Arcata Zen Group
Rinshin-ji ~ Forest Heart Temple


Covid Policy: Indoor in-person activities require up-to-date vaccinations and appropriate masking, ideally a KN95 or N95.


We are 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 practice settling into the present moment with our whole body, mind and heart in meditation as well as in everyday life. We work to assure that all people who come to practice with Arcata Zen Group are seen and heard, respected and included.
We offer a daily meditation schedule, as well as classes, retreats, ceremonies, and other events. We invite everyone interested in meditation to join us. We look forward to meeting you.


August 27 - Work Period at 740 Park Ave, 1-3 pm (zazen at 12:30 pm)

August 28 - Dharma Talk by Rev. Eugene Bush

August 29 - Orientation to Zen Practice, 4:30-5:15 pm

August 29 - Informal Practice Discussion Group, 6:45 pm on zoom

September 3 - Zazenkai (half-day sit), 7:45 am to noon

September 4 - Dharma Talk by Rev. Eugene Bush


September 9, 10, 11 - Guest Teacher Rev. Alan Senauke visit. Alan will lead the Full Moon Ceremony on the 9th, Sesshin on the 10th and offer a Dharma talk on the 11th. Dokusan times will be available during sesshin and on the morning of Sept 12. See email announcments for more info.

September 23, 24, 25 - Branching Streams Coordinator, Tova Green, visit. We will share an informal dinner out with Tova on the 23rd after evening zazen.

Sept 25 - Nov 6 - Fall Study Intensive focusing on the Vimalakirti Sutra.


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Daily Meditation Schedule

Daily Meditation Schedule


6:00 am Zazen

6:40 am Service

10:00 am Zazen

10:30 am Well-being Ceremony

5:30 pm Zazen

6:10 pm Service

Tuesday through Friday

6:00 am Zazen

6:40 am Service

5:30 pm Zazen

6:10 pm Service

Weds only--6 pm Eureka Sit


9:00 am Zazen

9:30 am Home-based Work Period

10:00 am Sangha check-in


8:20 am Zazen

9:50 Kinhin

9:00 am Zazen

9:30 am Service

9:45 am Dharma talk, reading or poetry