MSZC holds regularly scheduled sittings on Tuesday evenings (7:00 – 8:30 PM), Friday mornings (6:30 – 8:00 AM)and the second Saturday of each month (7:30 – 11:00 AM).

Collaborative Sangha Study
Collaborative study focuses on a chosen topic using dialogue communication techniques based on the teachings of David Bohm. The group interplay yields an intimate exchange of insights and deepening of Sangha interaction. Currently, this study practice takes place as part of the groups Second Saturday meetings. Please email for additional details –

Periodic All Day Zazen and Study Meetings
One day Zazen–Study sessions and longer sesshins are held periodically. Information on each meeting will be announced and posted to the Schedule page in advance.

One-0n-one Personal Study
Renshin and Taizen Verkuilen offer a two year program that begins with the study of the four types of Dhyana as described in the Lankavatara Sutra and culminates in a comprehensive engagement with Ashvaghosa’s Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana. Contact Taizen at for more information.