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.




Hanamatsuri Ceremony, Jukai Gallery, Fusatsu, Pet Blessing, Meditation Classes

Join us for the Hanamatsuri Ceremony on Saturday, April 11 at 11 am; view a gallery of our recent Jukai ceremony; practice atonement with Fusatsu on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 pm; plan ahead for our annual Pet Blessing ceremony, Saturday, May 2 at 12 noon; 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.



Visit our Articles page to learn about the lives of students at the Hazy Moon. Some of the topics you’ll find:

Far away.. and yet so closeShinnyo-CU-75

Sangha member Angie Shinnyo Nickol shares what brought her to practice and what keeps her connected to the Hazy Moon, even though she lives almost 6000 miles away.

Forgetting the Self, Catching the OxOxherding-300 (6:39)

In this brief excerpt from his series of talks on the Ten Oxherding Pictures, Maezumi Roshi summarizes the importance of the pictures as a representation of Zen practice as the ongoing process of forgetting the self.

Living LineageZen map full 75

A collection of Hazy Moon students’ reflections on the importance of particular figures in our lineage for their practice.


The Art of ZazenRoshi Incense 75

In this timeless teisho on the fundamentals of Zen practice, Nyogen Roshi interweaves accounts of his own experience and Dogen Zenji’s classical instructions to create a simple but astonishingly vivid portrait of what it means to do zazen.



Voices of Zen (Video)

Watch Hazy Moon Student Talks and see the confidence and transformativeness of a living Zen practice:

Taming the Mind, Dying Well

Hazy Moon priest Russell Ryozen Martin talks about what being a Zen priest means–or doesn’t mean–for him. His words ultimately lead to the conclusion that his role or purpose is simply to do zazen, the only way he knows to tame his mind and prepare to die well.



Articles and interviews on the intersection of modern science and Buddhadharma.

Beliefs and BrainsStroke-of-Insight-75

Michael Isshin Spiller finds inspiration in two compelling books, “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor and “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander.


Interview with Tom CampbellTom-Campbell-75

Tom Campbell, a professional physicist, has been at the forefront of a movement to shift the study of consciousness from the periphery to the center of modern scientific inquiry. Interview by Nick Shindo Street.


A Conversation with Dr. Robert LanzaLanza-CU-75

Audio excerpts from Dr. Robert Lanza’s talk at the Hazy Moon Zen Center.