weekly online offerings

Join morning meditation with the Great Vow Zen Monastery community Tuesday to Saturday, via YouTube Live.

Tuesday Evening 
7:00PM to 9:00PM

Led by Zen Teacher Nancy Kodo Conover
Meditation and group discussion. This group is currently exploring the Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist mind training compatible with Zen.
Zoom link for Tuesday evening

Wednesday Evening 
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Led by Jogen Sensei
Meditation with some guidance, and Dharma talk.
Zoom link for Wednesday evening

Thursday Evening 
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Led by Amy Kisei Costenbader, Sensei
Meditation and Dharma talk. Currently exploring poems of awakening by earliest Buddhist women compiled in The First Free Women.
Zoom link for Thursday evening


Friday Evening 
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Led by Zen Teacher Patrick Bansho Green
Guided meditations on metta (loving-kindness) as well as compassion, gratitude, and other qualities of the heart.
Zoom link for Friday evening

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday Meditation and Teaching
7PM to 8:30PM
Led by Hogen Bays, Roshi
Meditation and teachings on Buddhist sutras and spiritual practice.  Currently Hogen, Roshi’s theme is Turning Problems to Wisdom- how to meet each situation in life with mindfulness and creativity. 
Zoom link for Tuesday evening
Zoom link for Saturday evening
Zoom link for Sunday evening

Sunday morning
9:30AM to 11:00AM
Led by Zen Teacher Larry Fuho Trussell
Meditation, Dharma talk, and chanting service. During sitting Fuho offers sanzen, private practice meetings for ZCO members.
Zoom link for Sunday morning

Great Vow Monastery Sunday morning 
10:00AM to 11:45AM
Led by teachers and senior residents of Great Vow
Chanting service, meditation and dharma talk.
Link for Sunday morning live stream
Sunday Morning Meditation instruction starts at 10:30AM:
Zoom link for Sunday morning meditation instruction

Workshops and sesshin

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all workshops and sesshin are currently offered in an online format.

Compassion, Forgiveness and Joy: A Weekend of Loving Kindness Practice

With Kisei Costenbader, Sensei

November 6 - 8, 2020
Loving Kindness, Compassion, Forgiveness and Joy are embodied practices that welcome us into the heart of direct, honest feeling where the wisdom of our emotions is allowed to express. These simple yet radical heart-centered practices can help us find stability, peace of mind and a responsive connective heart in the midst of uncertainty, change and injustice. It is important to remember in any situation that the heart has the capacity to listen, to respond, to forgive and to find joy. Restore your heart to its inner resourcefulness. Your resilience comes from your ability to nurture compassion, forgiveness and joy.

Gratitude Sesshin: A Six Day Online Meditation Retreat

With Kodo Conover and Larry Fuho Trussell

November 16 - 22, 2020
This sesshin is founded on the transformative power of gratitude. In meditation we can direct awareness to the continual support that each moment brings, the force of the universe that gives life breath by breath.  Becoming aware of that continual offering of life, the heart opens and we can respond with continual gratitude.

Rohatsu Sesshin: A 7 Day Online Meditation Retreat

With Hogen Bays, Roshi and Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi

December 6 - 13, 2020
Rohatsu is a meditation retreat that celebrates the Buddha's Awakening through our embodiment of deep practice.  For centuries now, all over the world practitioners have gathered in the Winter to support each other in whole hearted endeavor.