Welcome to Yokoji
We are an internationally renowned, fully accredited Zen Center located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California.
Yokoji provides a place for people from all walks of life to practice Zen Buddhism. There are many ways you can do this.
Every Sunday we run introductory classes in zazen (Zen meditation). Throughout the year there are events, often on weekends, which focus on various aspects of Zen practice. We hold sesshin (silent meditation retreats) almost every month of the year, ranging from 2-7 days.
It is possible to stay at Yokoji for any period of time. You can join our residential training program and follow the schedule for a number of days, months or years. Overnight and weekend stays are also an option if you would like to join in with the programs that we offer. Check the events page for details.
Latest from the monthly Yokoji Podcast
Tenshin Roshi talks on the relationship between thought and emotion in a question-and-answer-based talk given during the Sunday morning program in...
Posted on 1 March 2017 | 1:00 am
Tenshin Roshi spoke about distractions in the context of Zen practice during the Beginner's Mind Sesshin that took place at...
Posted on 1 February 2017 | 12:30 am