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, Meditation Classes

Summer Ango continues through July 22, culminating with the Shuso Hossen Sesshin, July 24 – 30; practice atonement with Fusatsu on July 22 at 7 pm; the Gay Men’s Meditation Group meets most Sundays, 9 am – 12 pm, 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.


Head Trainee Statement

I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work so closely with Nyogen Roshi as the Head Trainee during this summer ango, and to be working in the company of my teacher, Hosso Sensei, along with sangha members from the Hazy Moon as well as from el Escorpion Negro in Mexico. This time for training…

Bring Me Your Mind

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…

Ango Reflections

Camille Dawu Whitney When I first arrived at the Hazy Moon early last July, the summer training period had already been going on for 60 days; the samadhi hung thick in the air.  From that moment through the end of ango, the word “luxury” kept coming to mind.  It seemed luxurious to be able to…

quantum zen

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…

Audio Interviews with Tom Campbell

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.