Empty Gate Zen Center


Providing Zen meditation instruction to help us to clear our mind of habitual thinking and access our wisdom and compassion.  We offer a daily practice schedule and regular monthly retreats, as well as Dharma talks, and private interviews with our guiding teacher, Zen Master Bon Soeng (Jeff Kitzes). All of our programs are open to everyone, regardless of previous experience or background.

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Precepts Ceremony Sunday, September 18th


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We would like to invite you to our precepts ceremony on Sunday, September 18th at 12:30pm PT. Everyone is welcome to attend online, even if you do not sit the retreat. Please come and join us!

Here is the Zoom link to attend the ceremony.

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