Zen is a thorough investigation into what it means to live this human life with heart and insight. The practice is not an arrival, but an ongoing way of meeting our lives and the world around us with ease, clarity and purpose. The Zen West ~ Empty Field community offers an intimate setting to engage Zen practice adapted and expressed within a contemporary context. Our sangha fosters genuine warm relationships and values practice connected to the earth and responsive to social and ecological challenges.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We acknowledge that suffering is a human condition which can be made worse because of biases or prejudices for or against any race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, political party, or other belief or position. Our sangha welcomes and affirms all who come here to practice who are willing to work toward respectful acceptance of others across our many differences, harmonizing the one and the many.

Weekly Schedule

Please stay tuned for our gradual
return to in person events in addition to online participation.
Contact us for Zoom Links.

Monday Mountain Sit
7:30- 8:30 AM on Zoom
(Resumes April 5th, 2021)

Monday Class
6 – 7 PM on Zoom

Thursday Program
7 – 8:15 PM on Zoom

Sanzen Offered
Thursdays * 4 – 7 PM on Zoom

See Weekly Schedule

For Complete Offerings including
Retreats, Workshops and Special

Upcoming Events