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Welcome Back! Current Schedule and Guidelines

On Sunday, May 16th, we took down our “Shoes Off, Masks On” sign on the front door of our Center and happily replaced it with one that says “Welcome Back.”

In light of the most recent CDC guidelines, the Center's Board voted to open up fully for in-person attendance. The numbers attending are no longer limited to 10; the cushions in the zendo are no longer socially distanced; and if you have been fully vaccinated, you will not need to wear a mask in the center. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask if you choose to attend. And if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask for any reason, vaccinated or not, please do.

All that being said, we won’t be zooming our Sunday services any more. Hope to see you one day soon - when you are ready. We are


Dharma Talk - April 12, 2020, Jeff George


Dharma Talk - April 5, 2020, Jeff George


Virtual Sittings and Links to Home Meditation Timing Videos

The recent turn of events has left many of us wondering how to best continue our practice at home. To help with that we are offering live-streamed "virtual" sittings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm-8pm and on Sunday from 9:30am-11:30am. If you would like to participate in these sittings, please send Jeff your email address, at, so he can send you an invitation via Zoom. When the meeting time is scheduled to start, simply click on the link provided in the email and you will enter the virtual Zendo. As a further reminder, these are virtual sittings only – the Center is closed so please do NOT come to the Center in person.

We have also created a set of meditation timing videos which are posted on youtube and available to the Sangha. These videos try to simulate the meditation sittings in the Clear Water Zen Center's zendo as well as make time keeping more convenient while practicing at home. Below are links to 20 minute and 35 minute meditation timing videos for your use in your daily practice. If you find them helpful they can be bookmarked on your computer or cell phone for daily use.

Take care and be well!

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