Zen Center of Fresno offers two regular weekly sessions, Saturday mornings and Monday evenings, as noted below. Every month or two, we offer an extended sitting on a Saturday, which will be announced on our main page. In addition, we offer classes on Wednesday evenings.
Each session includes two periods of seated Zen meditation, a period of walking meditation, a talk, discussion, and light refreshments. Meditation instruction is provided for newcomers. One-to-one private meeting with a trained teacher is also available.
From 10 – May 29 there will be a Wednesday evening class on Zen ritual and chanting. The class will run from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and is appropriate for both beginning and experienced students of Zen. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend one, several, or all class sessions. The class will be taught by ordained Zen priests in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage. The course content includes meditation and instruction on Zen ritual and chanting, including the Heart Sutra and the Metta Sutta. Tea will be served. We suggest a donation of $10 per class session, but no one will be turned away because of inability to donate. For further information, call (559) 301-6570.