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

Zazenkai, Winter Moon Weekend Sesshin, Fusatsu, March Weekend Sesshin, Gay Men's Meditation Group, Meditation Classes

Join us for a one day Zazenkai (registration required), Saturday, February 4, 6:00 am – 5:30 pm; sign up for the Winter Moon Weekend Sesshin (led by Karen Maezen Miller), Feb 16 – 19; practice atonement with Fusatsu, February 9 and 23 at 7:30 pm; plan ahead for the March Weekend Sesshin, Mar 23 – 26; 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.

New Years Eve Service – Slideshow

At our ceremony to usher in 2017, Karen Maezen Miller Sensei revolved the sutras while GE Sotetsugen Stinson rocked the zendo on the drum. The next morning we visited Evergreen Cemetery, in a tradition begun by Maezumi Roshi, to honor the Japanese Americans who brought Buddhism to the US. Our annual New Year’s Day pilgrimage…

quantum zen

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.

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.