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:
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.
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.
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.
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.