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 first Saturday of the month 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
Posted on 26 February 2024 | 11:01 am
Tenshin Roshi talks about Master Dogen's writing, Fukan Zazengi, or Universal Promotion of Zazen.
Posted on 26 January 2024 | 2:27 pm
Tenshin Roshi talks about case seven of the Blue Cliff Record, "Asking about Buddha."
Posted on 29 December 2023 | 11:44 am
Tenshin Roshi talks about the Buddhist festival of Obon, which, at Yokoji we link to Halloween and Día de los...
Posted on 28 November 2023 | 10:15 am