Hazy Moon Zen Center


Los Angeles

The Hazy Moon Zen Center, a training center in Southern California, is directly descended from the late Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi, upholding the authentic lineage of living Zen Buddhism through committed personal practice and the opportunity to work with a genuine teacher. We offer daily zazen, weekly Dharma talks by our teacher, Nyogen Roshi, intensive retreats and regular classes to help you begin or refine your Zen practice.

This Month

Hanamatsuri, Spring Weekend Sesshin, Fusatsu, May Weekend Sesshin, Gay Men's Meditation Group, Meditation Classes

Commemorate Buddha’s birthday with Hanamatsuri, Saturday April 8 at 11:00 am; join us for the Spring Weekend Sesshin, April 27 – 30; practice atonement with Fusatsu, April 13 at 7:30 pm; reserve your space for the May Weekend Sesshin, May 25 – 28; the Gay Men’s Meditation Group meets most Sundays, 9 am – 12 noon, please check our schedule; sign up for a Saturday morning meditation class; subscribe to our monthly newsletter; to register for programs or for more information about other events, contact us.


Possibilities. Possibilities. Possibilities.

By Mary Jotai Rosendale

A friend asked me to go to New Orleans a couple of months ago. I said no. She was going there for a convention, and we could split the convention hotel rate the week before. I checked the hotels in the area. It was a great rate. I said no. I had always wanted to visit New Orleans. I said no. I checked into the airfare: $220.00 roundtrip non-stop. I said no…

Aidan and the Dragon Girl Save the World

Hazy Moon member Ralph Shikan Levinson recently published his first novel, a Chan-themed adventure story for children. In “Aidan and the Dragon Girl Save the World,” 11-year-old Aidan Alvarado receives the key to his grandfather’s wondrous study and a student membership in the League of Dream Detectives. On his first adventure, Aidan discovers a magical…

Hazy Moon, Clear Skies

By Patrice Taishō Bucher

While driving home I encounter a bad thunderstorm. We have these storms almost every day during the summer here in south Louisiana. The sky opens up and the downpour ensues. Driving can be quite a challenge, as everyone seems to react to the conditions differently. Some people drive too slow, others too fast…

quantum zen

A Physicist Encounters Naked Awareness: The Life and Work of Russell Targ

By Michael Isshin Spiller

For a number of years at the Hazy Moon, Nyogen Roshi has been talking about science. Specifically how a number of scientists from different disciplines increasingly are hitting upon a track that parallels the insights of classical meditative or spiritual practices.

Audio Interviews with Tom Campbell

By Nick Shindo Street

Tom Campbell, a professional physicist, has worked on some of the most complex military systems in the U.S. arsenal. Since the early 1970s, he has also been at the forefront of a movement to shift the study of consciousness from the periphery to the center of modern scientific inquiry.