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, Fall Weekend Sesshin, Fusatsu, Gay Men's Meditation Group, Meditation Classes

Begin again with the Beginner’s Mind Meditation Retreat, Sunday, September 11, 9 am – 3 pm; reserve your spot for the Fall Weekend Sesshin, September 15 – 18; practice atonement with Fusatsu, August 18 at 7:30 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.


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…

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

Where Am I? What Time Is It?

Book review by Michael Isshin Spiller Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, by Robert Lanza, MD, with Bob Berman (BenBella Books, 2009) There are periods when I read from this book every morning, in the same way that I read Song dynasty Ch’an masters like…

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…