Bring along your cushion to attend the weekly in-person sitting sessions held in our San Jose Center at 1680 The Alameda, Ste C, San Jose, CA 95126 or join us remotely via Zoom on most Saturdays 10-10:45am (UTC-8 or UTC-7 for daylight saving time). The tuition is free; donations are welcome. For a better teaching-learning experience, limited seats are available; advance registration is required. Please note that we do not accept walk-in students. Sign up for your friends or families if they want to come to the in-person classes with you. Emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the class information or meditation cushions.
Sitting Sessions aims to create a communal Zen meditation environment for practitioners to build up a regular sitting habit to advance their meditation practice. Sharing the same 3-session schema of the Center’s course design, the Sitting Sessions take place on most Saturdays from 10-10:45am or 10-11:45am for monthly half-day retreats. Shifu (Teacher or Master) Linda or Shifu Jeremy will lead the guided meditation and group sharing and accept questions or give lectures at the end of each session.
The course was originally designed for students in Bridging and Advanced Classes at the Center to further their doubting meditation skill, yet now open to meditators applying any meditation method. However, in our sitting sessions and retreats, we will focus on the teaching of Doubting Meditation or huatou (Chn. huatou, Jpn. wato, Krn. hwadu). If you are new to or interested in this meditation method, you may sign up for the Online Zen School and enroll in the Bridging Class for the skill of Doubting Meditation. You are welcome to apply your own meditation skill in the Sitting Sessions.
Besides San Jose Center’s classes, Shifu Linda and Shifu Jeremy lead real-time Zoom sitting sessions for practitioners in two other time zones, UK (UTC+0 or UTC+1 for daylight saving time) and Taiwan (UTC+8). You may find the sitting session calendar and sign up for the classes of your desired time zone(s) to receive the class updates, reminders, and Zoom links.
- Find the class calendar for UK (UTC+0 or UTC+1 for daylight saving time) sitting sessions (Zoom class only, taking place on Saturdays 8-8:45am, GMT, starting from March, 2022).
- Find the class calendar for for Taiwan (UTC+8) sitting sessions (Hybrid class: Zoom class and in-person class are available on Saturdays 10-10:45am).
We provide tuition-free meditation classes, but we do ask that you consider providing a donation. The None Zen Center is run entirely by donations. It is the loving gifts from our teachers, students, and friends which create a tuition-free learning environment for Zen meditation, and so will your generosity surely pass on the same love to others.
We recommend a US$60 donation for the sitting session course, but donations of greater and lesser sums are all appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
You may donate online or give the gift at the Center.
When you complete your donation, you will receive a prompt receipt from PayPal. We will provide you with an annual receipt between January 10 to February 20 for the gifts we receive from you the previous year due to the lack of resources. If you need to receive the receipts earlier, please email us at email@example.com.
The course will take place on the following dates and each class will start sharp at 10am. Please arrive or log into the Zoom meeting 5 to 10 minutes early to prepare yourself for the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Jose, California (US), 2022
Saturdays 10-10:45am unless otherwise specified
|SJCSS 6||Jan 15, 22, and 29|
|SJCSS 7||Feb 12, 26, and Mar 5 (10-11:45am) * no class on Feb 19|
|SJCSS 8||Mar 12, 19, and 26 (10-11:45am)|
|SJCSS 9||Apr 9, 16, and 23 (10-11:45am)|
|SJCSS 10||May 7, 14, and 21 (10-11:45am)|
|SJCSS||Jun 4, 11, and 18 (10-11:45am) cancelled|
|No classes in July
Find Zen Retreat 2022 in Vancouver, Canada, July 16-21, 2022
|SJCSS||Aug 8, 13, and 20 (10-11:45am) cancelled|
|SJCSS 11||Sep 10, 17, and 24 (10-11:45am) Sign up now!|
|SJCSS 14||Oct 1, 8, and 15 (10-11:45am)|
|SJCSS 15||Oct 22, 29, and Nov 5 (10-11:45am)|
|SJCSS 16||Nov 19, Dec 3, and 10 (10-11:45am) * no class on Nov 26|
|Class Name||Class Dates and Hours
* Saturdays 10 – 10:45am unless otherwise specified.
|SJCSS 0||Jul 17, 24, and 31
* * This class is for internal training only
|SJCSS 1||Aug 14, 21, and 28
|SJCSS 2||Sep 11, 18, and 25 (10 – 11:45am)
|SJCSS 3||Oct 2, 9, and 16 (10 – 11:45am)
|SJCSS 4||Oct 23, 30, and Nov 6 (10 am – 3:30pm)
|SJCSS 5||Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11 (10 – 11:45am)