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

Beginner's Mind Meditation Retreat, March Weekend Sesshin, Fusatsu, Hanamatsuri, Spring Weekend Sesshin, Gay Men's Meditation Group, Meditation Classes

Join us for the Beginner’s Mind Meditation Retreat, Sunday, March 19, 9 am – 3 pm; sign up for the March Weekend Sesshin, March 23 – 26; practice atonement with Fusatsu, March 16 and 30 at 7:30 pm; celebrate Buddha’s birthday with Hanamatsuri, Saturday April 8 at 11:00 am; plan ahead for the Spring Weekend Sesshin, April 20 – 23; 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.


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…

This Very Point

By Nyogen Roshi

Those of us who practice are actually lucky when we encounter difficult times. People who don’t experience difficulty live in a neutral world. They know negative things occur but they’re pretty sure the bad stuff is going to be taken care of and the good guys will win and everyone is going to live happily ever after.

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 early days of his training.

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…

Beware Being Seduced by the Cool in Quantum

By Ralph Shikan Levinson

Entropy is often thought of as a measure of randomness, disorder and in information theory, ignorance. It seems to be on the one hand trivially statistical and on the other hand deeply embedded in our experience.