Events, Key Dates and Special Services

In addition to our regular schedule, please consider joining us for the following events. We’d love to see you!


Saturday, August 12
10 am – 2 pm Picnic at Deep Spring Temple

Friends of ZCP are welcome to an open house at
Deep Spring Temple
Join a relaxed get together Potluck! (bring something you like.)


Sunday, August 13
9:30 – Sunday Schedule


Zen Studies Series at City of Asylum
Session 2: Saturday, August 19, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Alphabet City (map)

Practicing the Buddha Way with with head priest Kotoku Crivello
Session #2: We will review the Core Teachings of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path covered in the first Session before we examine these important foundational practices:

  • The Paramitas or Pefections
  • The Four Abodes
  • The Fundamentals of Mindfulness and Meditation

Time for discussion and Q&A will be included.
No advanced knowledge necessary.

City of Asylum is generously hosting this class at Alphabet City (map).

Suggested donation to ZCP is $25.






Sunday, August 20
9:00 am – Newcomer Orientation
9:30 – Sunday Schedule


Sunday, August 27
9:30 – Sunday Schedule


Saturday, August 5
11:00 AM – Yoga with Rachel


Sunday, September 3
9:00 am – Newcomer Orientation
9:30 – Sunday Schedule with special guest Taigen Leighton.
The Transcendent Practices of Bodhisattvas

This talk will introduce the ten paramitas, or transcendent practices, of the bodhisattva tradition. These are generosity, ethical conduct, patience, energy, meditation, wisdom, skillful means, vow, powers, and knowledge. Each of these are complex, intimate studies that apply in daily life interactions as well as in zazen, and work especially in combination with each other. We will focus on the practices of patience and skillful means and their challenges and benefits.

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