Sunday Morning Meditation

Sundays from 10 AM to 12 PM

Our Sunday Meditation session consists of two 25 minute periods of sitting meditation split by 10 minutes of walking meditation, service, dharma talk, and tea. Both beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Meditation instruction is available. Donations are gratefully accepted but not required. Chairs and cushions (zafus and zabutons) are provided, but feel free to bring your own seating. Please contact us for further information and questions.


Because of the current threat of the spread of COVID 19, we have decided to suspend our Sunday meetings at Bodhi Oak Zen Center.  Instead, we will have a Zoom meeting.  Our program will be the same as always:  two 25-minute periods of sitting meditation split by 10 minutes of walking meditation, a service of bowing and chanting, a dharma talk or reading, and a discussion.

Sunday mornings 10AM to 12 PM PDT

In order to participate, you will need:

  1. a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone with WiFi, set up so that you can see the screen, and so that you can hear the bells and speech.  Your voice will be muted until the discussion time.
  2. a reasonably comfortable place to sit, that is quiet and away from noises, in front of your screen.  Please position your screen so it does not move.  If you need to step away, leave the screen in place.
  3. space to walk in (or you can stand and stretch)
  4. copies of the chants (see below) if you want to participate in the chanting

The instructions for joining the meeting are here:

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 875 327

Password: 676630

Ongoing Programs

Zen 101: Learn to Meditate

Once a month, on the last Wednesday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Zen 101 is a class designed for beginning meditators, those who are just curious about Zen, or those who want to refresh their meditation practice. This class covers the history of Buddhism, basic zen teachings, and meditation instruction. Tea and snacks are served. Suggested donation: $10.

This program has been replaced by ZoomZen101: Learn to Meditate.  Please see our calendar for the next ZoomZen101.  Please register for this program at

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  You can find the donation button at the bottom of the page.

Zen Movie Night

Once a month, usually on the second or third Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. We show movies with a range of Buddhist themes. Tea and snacks are served. Seating in chairs and floor cushions is available. Suggested donation: $10. Space is limited, so please RSVP to

This program has been temporarily suspended.

Zen Lecture Series

Our next special event is a three-day workshop, entitled “Compassionate Communication”, April 24-26, at the Oakhurst Branch Library.  See our Blog page for details and our Events page for registration.

This program has been temporarily suspended.

Recovery Dharma Meetings

Recovery Dharma uses Buddhist practice and principles to address the suffering of addiction.  Weekly meetings are on Mondays and Fridays from 7-8:30 PM.  We also offer 30 minutes of instruction in Meditation for Recovery at 6:30 PM on most Mondays and Fridays.

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