ABOUT US

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Many people seek peace of mind through Zen meditation. For others, Zen represents an authentic and ancient spiritual teaching whose unbroken line is traced to the very enlightenment of the Buddha.

The Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles brings people together to learn classical Zen Buddhism and thereby to enrich and invigorate their everyday lives.

We do so by practicing zazen, or Zen meditation, and by helping one another as a sangha, or community. Beginners find a friendly and unpretentious place to learn firsthand about Zen. More experienced practitioners find the familiar grace of the Japanese Zen tradition, whose elegant form we follow.

Zen Buddhism is a 2,500-year-old oral teaching carried forward one-to-one from teacher to student. It is rare to encounter a real Zen teacher. William Nyogen Yeo—our teacher, or Roshi—spent nearly three decades studying with the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi, who was widely regarded as the foremost Zen master of the twentieth century. Nyogen Roshi was the last of only a dozen disciples authorized by Maezumi Roshi to succeed him as a teacher.

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We offer daily zazen, weekly Dharma talks by Nyogen Roshi, intensive retreats and regular classes to help you begin or refine your Zen practice. No matter how you choose to start, you are welcome to join us as a member, class participant or guest at one of our events.