Independent Meditation Center Guide

"Mindfulness practice is very forgiving. It beckons to us to start over again, time after time after time, without judging us for the times we haven't managed to remember to drop in on ourselves."
Mark Williams, The Mindful Way through Depression.

Bay Zen Center
5600A Snake Road
Oakland,  California   94611
(For best directions, please ask the center.)
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Phone 510 482-2533
Center's Description
The Bay Zen Center (BZC) originated in 1985 as a group of students studying with Charlotte Joko Beck, teacher at the Zen Center of San Diego. After receiving Dharma Transmission from Joko in 1994, Diane Eshin Rizzetto became the teacher and abbot of the Bay Zen Center. BZC, which is a member of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, is open to people of all traditions as well as beginners and experienced students.

The Bay Zen Center offers a full schedule of services and activities. For up-to-date information, please refer to the Latest News page.

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