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Sitting and Special Events Schedule


The Vista Zen Center is open for sitting:


Monday - Friday
8am - 9:15 am

Tuesday Evening
6:30pm – 8:15 pm

Sunday Morning
8:20 am – 10:30am

10:50 am – 12:00 pm

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.


Zazenkai – One day retreat


A zazenkai is usually scheduled for one Sunday in months when no longer retreats are held. The zazenkai begins at 6:30am  and continues until 12 noon.  It includes a light breakfast and the suggested donation fee is $10.   Zazenkais provide a wonderful way for beginning students to experience sitting for  longer periods of time. The next Zazenkai is scheduled for December 1 from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Intensive Retreats - 3, 5, and 7 day


All students are encouraged to attend retreats full or part-time. Retreats help to center the student and build mindfulness. Please visit the center for the daily retreat schedule.


Upcoming Sesshin Dates


October 12 through October 14
Donation: Check with Center


Movie Night


Vista Zen Center hosts a movie night every two-three months. It’s very popular event. A potluck dinner is served at 6pm followed by a movie.

Movies already viewed:

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… Spring
  • Enlightenment Guaranteed
  • August Rush
  • Wasteland
  • I’m Not There
  • Seven Beauties
  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Departures
  • Temple Grandin