Santa Barbara Zen Center
Sensei Gary Koan Janka, Head Teacher and Officiating Priest
All Are Welcome
Beginners are invited to phone in advance to request zazen instruction: 213.479.9519
Sunday Morning Service, Zazen, & Dharma Talk
MacVeagh House, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
- 8:30 Set-Up
- 9:00 Sutra Service
- 9:25 Zazen (Sitting Meditation)
- 9:55 Kinhin (Walking Meditation)
- 10:05 Zazen (Sitting Meditation)
- 10:35 Dharma Talk
Those arriving during service may enter and take a seat.
Those arriving after the start of the first period of zazen must
wait to take a seat until after kinhin.
Sensei Koan offers private interviews during zazen;
his attendant will solicit requests from participants and explain protocols.
for Sunday morning Zazen: $5 for each sitting,
or $35 per month for regular SBZC practitioners.
Dana (generosity) for the teacher is also appreciated.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Santa Ynez Valley Zen Sangha
The Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos
- Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8 to 9:30 am, 2:30 to 4 pm, and 5 to 6:30 pm.
- Sessions are open to the public.
- SYVZS is led by Carol Kanjin Abrahamson, a Valley resident and Soto Zen priest affiliated with the Santa Barbara Zen Center.
- Practitioners are invited to bring their own zafus and zabutons. Chairs with cushions and a limited number of zafus and zabutons (meditation cushions) are provided.
- Out of courtesy to other practitioners, please arrive and be seated before the start of a session.
- Persons new to Zen practice may participate in a coaching session with Kanjin while more experienced practitioners are sitting zazen.
- There is no charge for participating, however, dana (generosity) for the teacher is appreciated, as are contributions to the $80/day Grange rental fee.
Preferred Zendo Attire
It is customary to wear black (or other dark) loose-fitting clothing
and shoes that you can easily slip on and off.
Please visit the EVENTS page for information about upcoming classes, retreats, and special services.