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

Pet Blessing Service, Fusatsu, May Weekend Sesshin, Gay Men's Meditation Group, Meditation Classes

Join us for our annual Pet Blessing Service, Saturday, May 13 at noon; practice atonement with Fusatsu, Thursday, May 11 at 7 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.


Jukai for Steve “Jippo” O’Donnell

Welcome to our newest Dharma brother, Steve “Jippo” O’Donnell, who recently took jukai (receiving the lay precepts and a Dharma name) at the Hazy Moon. The implication of the name “Jippo”–the entirety of the 10,000 things and Ten Directions of Buddhism, complete as it is. Congratulations Jippo!

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…

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…

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.