CZC Closing Temporarily & Offering Zoom Zazen Sessions

Out of an abundance of caution — a phrase you have likely heard repeated often lately — the Board of Directors of CZC has decided to close our Center effective today, March 20, 2020 through April 17, 2020. The Board will meet again on April 17 and will determine at that time if the Center should remain closed or will reopen. The Board’s decision will be announced both here on the website and through the email list.

Despite this closure, CZC will be maintaining its full schedule between now and April 17 via Zoom online meetings. You can take part in our Zoom zazen sessions for free. There is a specific link associated with these Zoom sessions, and this specific link will be delivered to your inbox from the CZC email list. Please sign into the Zoom meeting through that link about 5 minutes prior to the zazen starting time. The same link will work for all zazen sessions already on our schedule: Sundays beginning at 9:00 am, Mondays at both 6:20 am and 7:00 pm, Tuesdays at 6:20 am, and Thursdays at 6:20 am.

If you wish to take part in these Zoom zazen sessions and are not yet on the CZC email list, all you need do is send a request to be added to that list at confluencezen@gmail.com. You needn’t abandon your meditation practice due to the Coronavirus. Zoom will allow us to maintain our active community despite the current crisis. We hope you will join us.

There will not be a One-Day Sit on April 5. However, zazen will begin at 9:00 am that day, as it does on other Sundays throughout the month. Unfortunately CZC had planned a Yard Sale and a Picnic in April. These events are now postponed. The new dates will be determined sometime in the future. Ryaku Fusatsu, scheduled for Sunday, March 22, has also been cancelled.

The six-week Study Group that was to begin on Wednesday, April 1 is now expected to begin on Wednesday, May 6, unless it is determined that CZC must be closed at that time. This Study Group will be continuing its reading of Gien Roshi’s commentary on Dogen Zenji’s ‘Guidelines for Studying the Way.’

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send an email to confluencezen@gmail.com. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. Please join us for zazen via your computer for the time being.