Weekly Monday Program 2019


6:45 | gather & set up

7:00 | meditation begins

7:35 | walking meditation

7:40 | service in the Soto Zen style

7:50 | break

7:55 | dharma offering

8:30 | end & clean up



4  Natalie Davidson

11  Carol Paul, Way Seeking

18  TBA

25  Retreat Night


1 Christine Palmer,

Way Seeking Mind Talk


15 Rick Morton, Way Seeking Mind Talk

22 Natalie Davidson

29 Retreat Night 


6 Carolyn Morton,

Way Seeking Mind Talk

13 TBA

20 Retreat Night

27 Closed/Memorial Day


3 Chris Jones, Way Seeking Mind Talk

10 TBA

17 Full Moon Ceremony

24 Retreat Night





Book Read & Discussion 2019

We continue our reading & discussion of

Together Under One Roof

by Lin Jensen

Description by Amazon........."In Together Under One Roof, Lin Jensen turns his keen eye and powerful prose explicitly to the teachings of the Buddha, to traditional Zen stories, and to the practices of meditation and compassion--as well as the intricacies of everyday language and the natural world, truth and beauty, family, and the myriad ways our simplest actions affect our whole lives. His previous two works, memoirs of growing up and growing old and of the hard-won but gentle wisdom gained in his daily public meditations for peace, were both critical successes earning a special place in readers' hearts. This book takes up symphonic variations on one main theme: we are all "in it" together, we are all living under one roof--and there's always a glowing hearth right here in this, the Buddha's household."

Retreat Night Schedule

6:45 | Gather and set up the room

7:00 | 1st period of meditation

7:25 | walking meditation

7:30 | 2nd period of meditation

7:55 | Kinhin

8:00 | 3rd period of meditation

8:25 | refuges & silent cleanup

8:30 | bow out and good night


Half Day Sitting

February 16th | 8am-12:30pm

Welcome Friends

Marin Zen Meditation will be holding a Half Day Sitting on February 16th at Dominican University’s Edgehill Mansion.  Instruction will be offered at 8am with the first period of sitting meditation at 8:30am.

This will be an opportunity to be still after the activities of the winter holidays.  Which officially end with Valentine’s Day!  Come and enjoy quiet observation.

Everyone is welcome to participate for some or for all of the morning.  There will be a traditional Soto Zen service mid-morning, a tea break and opportunities for practice discussion/dokuson with Christine during the morning (a signup sheet will be on the entry desk. )      Fee: $15

Please let us know if you will attend for part or all of the morning.  Contact Christine to register or for questions. palmerchristine5@gmail.com | 415/299-1551

Sesshin Schedule

Leader: Christine Palmer

8:00a | Orientation to Meditation, optional

8:15a | Room set up and settle in        

8:30a | Robe Chant/Zazen         

9:05a | Kinhin                                 

9:10a | Service                                            

9:30a | Zazen           

10:20a | Tea, treats and break    

11:20a | Zazen, optional outdoor zazen

12:00p | Kinhin                                 

12:10p | Zazen                                               

12:40p | Refuges                               

12:25p | Cleanup and Depart       

Practice Discussion will be available