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Floating Zendo is a place for Soto Zen practice in San Jose, CA and other locations

Schedules (Yearly, Weekly)

Floating Zendo meets:

  • Weekly (Tuesday evenings, see weekly activity schedule below): We meet for zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and our teacher’s dharma talks.
  • Monthly (usually 2nd Sat. but check calendar below): We meet for half (9AM-12PM) and full (9AM-4PM) days of sitting. Angie offers a short dharma talk at monthly sits. Dokusan (practice discussion) is offered at full day monthly sits and by appointment (contact teacher@floatingzendo.org).
  • Other Times (see schedule below): Our Soto tradition and our teacher encourage us to practice with longer sitting opportunities, often held as sesshins (retreats) at other locations. Floating Zendo holds its own yearly August sesshin where we welcome everyone to sit with us in a schedule led by our teacher Angie.

Events occur in San Jose, CA (see our Location), unless otherwise noted.


Please see our calendar for sesshins, guest speakers, and other special Buddhist events.


Floating Zendo’s San Jose, CA weekly meetings include the following:

Time Activity
06:30PM – 06:40PM Kinhin (walking meditation)
06:40 – 07:20 Zazen (seated meditation)
07:20 – 07:30 Service (Heart Sutra)
07:30 – 08:00 Dharma talk and question/answer period