Empty Field Zendo is a community of people supporting each other in Zen meditation practice. Our emphasis is zazen (zah-zen, sitting meditation), which is a practice that can awaken us to our true nature without reference or dependency on any other factor, such as race, gender, or religious affiliation. People of all faiths, or none, are welcome.
Beginner instruction is held on the last Sunday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. If you have never sat with Empty Field or another Zen group, you are welcome to register in advance for Beginner Instruction. Our beginner instruction includes information about Zen, Empty Field, and zendo protocol, as well as providing practical instruction on sitting postures and an opportunity to practice sitting and ask questions. Beginners can then join the group for the final 25-minute sitting period of the evening and the reading of literature.
Meditation meetings are held every Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Unity Church of the Bay Area. Please plan on being on your cushion or in your seat by 5:25 PM. All are welcome.