OZS Practice Schedule

Upon his enlightenment, Buddha was seated in meditation. OZS practices what is called Chan (Chinese), Zen (Japanese), or Seon (Korean). Our practice has at its root the guiding wisdom of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  For over 2500 years that meditation has continued from generation to generation. We return to that same seated meditation over and over again. Through our practice we become more productive, clear, compassionate beings, living life fully, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. This, in turn, helps us personally, as well as countless others.

Current Schedule

Next Upcoming Event
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We are reopening our Zendo to limited capacity on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Due to Covid19, we will be practicing social distancing. Cushions and chairs will be a minimum of 6 feet apart and we will not be serving tea. We are limiting participation to 9 people in the Zendo. You must RSVP for each session. Zoom online sessions will also continue for the time being.

  • Sunday Morning Meditation Practice – 10:00 am to 11:30 am

  • Wednesday Evening Meditation Practice – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

OZS is secular in its approach, no experience is necessary, and all are welcome.

There is no set fee to participate, however, a donation will help defray our costs and is gratefully accepted. Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. We have some cushions (zafus) and chairs, however, if you have your own zafu, we encourage you to bring your own.

Meditation instruction is available. If you need instruction, we recommend you arrive at least 15-20 minutes early (See “How to sit for Zazen“). Please contact me here for more information and please RSVP (space is limited).

Please see the calendar on the website for any cancellations or changes to the schedule.


OZS is offering Sunday morning & Wednesday Evening online Practice Sessions using Zoom meetings.

We are able to practice live at 10:00 am Sunday mornings and Wednesday Evening at 7:00 pm. We chant the Heart Sutra, have our sitting meditation, followed by a Dharma talk and discussion. Zoom allows us to have the OZS experience from our own devices in our own isolated hermit lodgings.

Simply register, and log in to the session. It is free but requires an internet connection (donations gratefully excepted). The Dharma Talk may also be recorded for Podcasting later. Tune in!

  • When you join the Zoom Practice Session, please keep your video off and your audio muted until the Dharma talk is finished and you are invited to share your thoughts and questions.

OZS – Sunday Practice Session
Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sunday.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpcldO-rrjgpzXNN4ppPa9dU_BMlg70eFw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Meeting ID: 338 363 033

OZS – Wednesday Practice Session
Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wednesday.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdOqrqTMo8jQt7QIRgaa5PkYIJwIgyg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Meeting ID: 860 333 782

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