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Cultivating Buddha's wisdom and compassion in the heart of Texas

The Austin Zen Center community offers a haven of peace and harmony in which to engage in the arduous task of self-discovery through Zen practice. Welcoming diversity, the practice of zazen is available to people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. May all beings realize their true nature.

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This Week

Tuesday, 3/24
7–8:30pm » Zen Writing Group

Wednesday, 3/25
7–8:30pm » Wednesday Night Book Group

Saturday, 3/28
8–9:00am » Beginner's Instruction
8:00am » Early Morning Zazen
9:15am » Saturday Morning Program
10:15am » Dharma Talk - Kosho McCall

Sunday, 3/29
8–9:20am » Sunday Morning Zazen
10:00-12:00 » Sunday in the Garden
11:00am–12:30pm » Dharma Punx
6:00pm » Meditation & Recovery

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Dharma Talks


Koji Dreher, March 14, 2015,
Roles and Rules for What?

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Mountain Seat Ceremony

KesuThe Austin Zen Center will be closed on April 11 2015 except for those on our Guest List!

Currently we are happy to be in the midst of the preparations for our upcoming Shin San Shiki Mountain Seat Ceremony. It is a delight to be with the Sangha at this time of great effort. Learn More ...


New Beginnings

Elizabeth Law

Our online magazine, JustThis, is now an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. We post pieces as they come in to encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

We use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.