"The real way circulates everywhere; how could it require practice or enlightenment? The essential teaching is fully available; how could effort be necessary? Furthermore, the entire mirror is free of dust; why take steps to polish it? Nothing is separate from this very place. Why journey away? And yet, if you miss the mark by even a strand of hair, you are as distant as heaven from earth."
-- Dogen Zenji
Two Arrows Zen is a Zen Buddhist lay practice community. We sit at Artspace Zendo in meditation every weekday morning.
Please click on the Events tab for more program information.
We are returning to our full schedule of public programming at Artspace Zendo, and continue to offer online meditation and classes.
All in-person programs require proof of completed COVID vaccination.
Artspace Zendo and the Torrey Zendo are currently closed due to the pandemic.
Please check our website for online programs and classes.
Introduction to Zen Recordings
You can listen online, or download recordings of Introduction to Zen, a series of three classes by Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi.
Days of Zen & Weekends of Zen
Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi offers Days of Zen which are half-day practice periods on Saturdays throughout the year. You will receive basic meditation instruction and an opportunity for a personal interview with Mugaku Roshi. The program includes meditation and instruction from 7:45 am - 1:00 pm, For more information or to register, see the Events Page.
Day of Zen: 2022 Schedule
- January 8
- February 12
- April 9
- August 13
- October 8
- November 12
In 2022, Mugaku Roshi will offer two Weekends of Zen for more intensive practice. The schedule will offer an expanded sitting schedule over a two-day weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend of Zen: 2022 Schedule
- March 12-13
- July 16-17