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

Summer Ango, Shuso Hossen Sesshin, Fusatsu, Gay Men's Meditation Group Zazenkai, Meditation Classes

Join us for Summer Ango, June 27 to July 22 and Shuso Hossen Sesshin, July 24 – 30; practice atonement with Fusatsu on June 9 and 23 at 7:30 pm; the Gay Men’s Meditation Group will hold a one day Zazenkai on Sunday, June 19, 9 am – 5 pm; 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.


“Bring Me Your Mind” by Nyogen Roshi

I was listening to a scientist describe his near-death experience.  It reminded me of an experience I had when I was little.  He talked about going into a blackness that was unimaginable.  Black nothingness, he said, totally black nothingness. As a child I lived in the country.  When I had to have my tonsils removed,…

Maezumi’s Three Teachings

By Karen Maezen Miller Luckily for me, my teacher Nyogen Roshi keeps repeating the same thing over and over again. (I’m beginning to realize that’s what teachers do.) In nearly every one of his weekly dharma talks he ends up reciting a set of instructions given to him by his teacher Maezumi Roshi in the…

A Bodhisattva Never Hesitates

By Mary Jotai Rosendale He was maybe in his 70’s — out of shape, but not so out of shape that he couldn’t cradle a large, limp dog in his arms. I was coming off the dog beach near my house and he was just stepping onto it. The dog’s head hung over the man’s…

quantum zen

A Conversation with Dr. Robert Lanza – Audio Talks Given at Hazy Moon

A Conversation with Dr. Robert Lanza Listen to excerpts from Dr. Robert Lanza’s recent talk at the Hazy Moon Zen Center. “Einsteinian orthodoxy is a diversion from what science is about, which is to help us understand our experience. When we realize that space and time are simply tools of consciousness, we also realize, quite…

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

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. The famous theorists and researchers in the quantum world – specifically Max Planck, Nils…