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"...when your practice is calm and ordinary, everyday life itself is enlightenment."
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

Zen Center of Los Angeles, Buddha Essence Temple
923 South Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles,  California   90006-1301
(For best directions, please ask the center.)
Zen - Soto
URL http://www.zcla.org/
Email Click to contact via e-mail
Phone 213 387-2351
Fax 213 387-2377
Center's Description
Since 1967, ZCLA / Buddha Essence Temple has provided the teachings and practice of Zen Buddhism to all who come and go through its temple gate. The core practice is zazen.

The Center provides a daily schedule of zazen, sutra chanting, and work. We also offer classes and workshops, interviews with Center teachers, Dharma talks, and Dharma circle and council practice. On a monthly basis, a Day of Reflection and a Ceremony of Atonement are offered. Frequent sesshins and zazenkais are held. Intensive training periods are offered three times a year. The Center also hosts interface gatherings with other spiritual communities.

ZCLA is also a residential community. In addition to long-term resident training, housing is available for visiting trainees.

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