Dharma Offerings

In addition to multi-day retreats and sesshins, we offer many opportunities each week to come in contact with dharma teachings, as well as regular half-day and daylong retreats.



Dharma talks, beginners’ second Saturdays and Wednesday evening offerings

You don’t need to register for these events, which occur as part of our weekly meditation schedule. Also see our weekly meditation schedule.

Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin, Feb 24

Full Moon Ceremony, Feb 28

One-day AYP Teen Retreat, March 3

Wednesday Evening with Spring Washam, March 28

Second Saturday with Laura O’Loughlin, April 14

Past Offerings

Second Saturday with Greg Snyder, Feb 10

Full Moon Ceremony, Jan 31

Body Wisdom for Healing Separation: Moving with Metta and Ubuntu, Wednesday evening with Kaira Jewel Lingo, Jan 17

Sitting with Burning Difference: Dharma talk with Greg Snyder, Nov 4

Mindful Social Change: Dharma talk with Kaira Jewel Lingo, Sept 30

Chan Practice and the Bodhisattva Path: Dharma talk with Rebecca Li, Sept 23

Death and Dharma: 2017 Summer Series

Book Reading with Joanne Cacciatore: Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief, June 28

Settled Activity in an Unsettling World: Dharma talk by Laura O’Loughlin, June 24

Dharma talk with Revs. Paco Lugoviña and Daiken Nelson, May 6

Dharma talk by visiting teacher Lama Rod Owens, April 23

Sewing Buddha’s Robe: Dharma talk by visiting teacher Catherine GammonApril 12


One-day and half-day meditation retreats

Click on the links for more details and to register. Note that registration for one-day sits closes 8 days before the retreat, and scholarships are available, whose application is due 13 days before the retreat. See the event pages for more information.

BZC offers retreats at several price levels to allow participants to pay according to individual means. If you have been a member of BZC for more than three months, you can apply for the member rate. Please consider giving at our sustaining rate which directly supports inclusive community attendance on our retreats.

One-day AYP Teen Retreat, March 3

Half-Day Sit for Beginners, March 25

1-day sit with Laura O’Loughlin, May 19

Half-Day Sit for Beginners, May 20

Half-Day Sit for Beginners, July 15

Past Offerings

Sitting Zazen Together, 1-day sit with Greg Snyder, Feb 17

Cultivating Bodhisattva Effort Until Death, 1-day retreat with Greg Snyder, Jan 20

Half-Day Sit for Beginners, Jan 21

Practicing Unsafe Dharma: Ethics, Sex, and the Bodhisattva Attitude, 1-day retreat with Lama Rod Owens, Nov 5

Creating a Beautiful Past: Dwelling in the Present We Heal the Past and Take Good Care of the Future, 1-day retreat with Kaira Jewel Lingo, Oct 1

Wholehearted Activity: The Whole of Life is What We Do, 1-day retreat with Laura O’Loughlin, Sept 16

Wholehearted Activity: 1-day retreat, July 15

Our Path of Devotion and Disappointment: 1-day retreat with Greg Snyder, June 17

Radical Dharma, Radical Love: The Resistance and Liberation of Personal Practice, 1-day retreat with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, April 30

The Whole of Life is What We Do: Wholehearted Activity 1-day retreat with Greg Snyder, April 15

One-day retreat with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, March 18th