Sitting Sessions, San Jose
1680 The Alameda, Suite C, San Jose, CA 95126
The sitting session course aims to create a communal Zen meditation environment for practitioners to benefit from each other. Sharing the same 3-session schema of the Center’s course design, the sitting sessions take place on most Saturdays from 10 – 10:45 am, or 10 – 11:45 am for monthly half-day retreats, or 10 am – 3:30 pm for daylong retreat. Shifu (Teacher or Master) Linda or Shifu Jeremy will lead the guided meditation and group sharing and accept questions at the end of the session.
To secure your seat and plan your schedule, please check the sitting session calendar and sign up for the class to receive the class updates, reminders, and Zoom links (if we need to move the in-person sitting sessions online). And bring along your meditation cushion and blanket to meditate with us!
In addition to the in-person sitting sessions held in the San Jose Center, Shifu Linda and Shifu Jeremy lead real-time Zoom sitting sessions for practitioners in two other time zones, UK (GMT) and Taiwan (GMT+8). You may find the sitting session calendar below and sign up for the Advanced Class of your desired time zone(s) to receive the class updates, reminders, and Zoom links.
- Sign up for San Jose, California (Pacific Time) sitting sessions (in-person only)
- Sign up for UK (GMT) sitting sessions (Zoom class). Check for UK calendar (Manchester Center).
- Sign up for Taiwan (GMT+8) sitting sessions (Zoom class, in-person class also available). Check for TW calendar.
We will be practicing Doubting Meditation or huatou (Chn. huatou, Jpn. wato, Krn. hwadu) in our sitting sessions and retreats. If you are new to this meditation method, you may sign up for the Online Zen School and enroll in Bridging Class for the introduction to Doubting Meditation.
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 $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes will be held on the following dates:
The class/sitting session will start sharp at 10am. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to prepare yourself for the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Sign up for San Jose, California (Pacific Time) sitting sessions (in-person only)
|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)