To study the Buddha way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
~Dogen Zenji

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

The Sweetwater Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice community working together through sitting meditation and community outreach to realize the awakened way. People live at the Zen Center or in their own homes.

Come learn the basics every Sunday at 10 a.m. We meet in the Buddha Hall at 2727 Highland Ave National City, CA, 91950.

In the orientation you will learn:

  • How to do Zen meditation.
  • How to integrate meditation into your life.
  • How the Sweetwater Zen Center community practices together.

After the introduction you are welcome to stay for the dharma talk by one of the teachers. A $10 donation is requested. Wear comfortable, modest clothing (no shorts or tanks please).

There is no need to make a reservation. Just show up at the Zen Center at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Click here for directions. If for any reason a class is cancelled, it will be posted on our monthly calendar.

Click here for more information on Zen meditation (zazen).

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SWZC relies mostly on user support. Any and all donations via PayPal are welcome.
We are a 501(c)3 corporation
and as such your donation is tax deductible

The suggested membership fee is $50.00 per month,
however you can contribute as much as your situation allows.
Zen Center Accreditations: White Plum Asanga | Zen Peacemakers | Soto School
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