Branching Streams

Branching Streams is a program that involves the affiliates of the San Francisco Zen Center. For us it means creating a more organized relationship between the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio Zen Centers in conjunction with the SFZC for the purpose of sharing visiting teachers, and coordinating special events with each other. We are working toward a gathering of these three Texas centers of Branching Streams in Houston sometime next year.

The coordinators in the centers are Lane Stuckey of SFZC, Anne Handley of AZC, Joe Castelberry of HZC, and Gerald Schulz of SAZC.


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.