Welcome to Yokoji
In response to the urgent need to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we have suspended the Sunday program and all other events at Yokoji for the next month. We plan to resume on Sunday April 19th. This date is tentative and subject to change depending on the circumstances. We will keep you updated. Let us continue to practice and support one another as we navigate these challenging circumstances together.
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 one of the basic principles of Buddhism, cause and effect.
Posted on 1 March 2020 | 11:19 am
Tenshin Roshi talks on case three of the Book of Equanimity, "An Invitation for the Ancestor".
Posted on 1 February 2020 | 12:30 am