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"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 in meditation every weekday morning and M-W-F evenings. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience with meditation or Buddhism is expected or required.

What follows is information about our weekly schedule, one day retreats, and three introductory talks. Please click on the Events tab for more program information.

Public Schedule

Morning sitting - Monday to Friday: 7:00 - 7:35; 7:45 - 8:15 am
Service - Tuesday morning: 7:45 am
Evening sitting - Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 5:30 - 6:05; 6:15 - 6:45 pm
Service - Monday evening: 6:15 pm

Mid-day sitting - Thursday: 11:45 am - 12:20 pm; 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Evening sitting - Thursday: 7:00 - 7:35; 7:45 - 8:15 pm

The donation to participate in the sitting practice is $5/day. If you are sitting regularly, we require a Two Arrows Zen Membership ($30/month.)

The zendo is closed for some major holidays. Please check the Two Arrows Zen Calendar for the schedule.

Days of Zen - Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, Roshi

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, and a social lunch. For more information or to register, see the Events Page.


Day of Zen: 2020 Schedule

Upcoming Dates

To Be Announced

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.

You are invited to make a donation for Introduction to Zen Audios

Thank you for your generous support.