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
Tenshin Roshi talks about Master Rinzai and shares readings from the Record of Rinzai.
Posted on 31 August 2023 | 2:28 pm
Tenshin Roshi talks on case 12 of the Gateless Gate, "Zuigan Calls Himself 'Master.'"
Posted on 28 July 2023 | 10:53 am
Tenshin Roshi talks on Case 2 of the Blue Cliff Record, "The Supreme Way is Without Difficulty."
Posted on 30 June 2023 | 2:57 pm
Tenshin Roshi discusses case 30 of The Book of Equanimity, Daizui's Kalpa Fire.
Posted on 29 May 2023 | 11:30 am