Shared Stewardship Workshop
October 8, 2017; 1:00-5:00 pm

This workshop is FREE and open ONLY to ZLMC Members. It will include a council circle and some discussion about how our Sangha community will begin to implement this model. Workshop will be lead by Roshi Robert Althouse and Sensei June Tanoue.

We ask that you RSVP by clicking here and buying a FREE pass for the event. If you are a ZLMC member, please join us and find out about this new, inspiring way of practicing Zen in the 21st Century.

We will have a potluck lunch together from 11:15 to 12:30 pm, so bring your favorite dish!

November 17-18, 2017
with Roshi Robert Joshin Althouse

Forgiveness is not a popular subject and when it is talked about it’s often misunderstood. The strength of forgiveness lies in acknowledging an injustice and the justified anger that arises from that betrayal. The power of forgiveness lies in moving beyond that with a clear intention to free the heart from resentment and bitterness through an act of mercy and compassion. 

  • Forgiveness is a choice.  In this retreat, you will be presented with the opportunity to choose to forgive someone who has hurt or betrayed you. You will learn about: 
  • what forgiveness is, and what it is not
  • clinical studies that show clear physical and mental benefits of forgiveness 
  • four specific steps for taking this healing journey 

Friday, Nov. 17: 7-9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 18: 9 am - 4 pm

Cost: $175 for nonmembers, $150 for ZLMC members

"Sit with the suffering of all sentient beings.There is no victim or perpetrator here. Only the goddess of mercy and compassion."
Roshi Robert Althouse


"The Center is a thoroughly warm and welcoming milieu, where the spirit of Buddhism is ever-present and palpable. Bob and June are two wonderful paragons of authenticity, being-present and being-available for all seekers; everybody is lovingly invited to participate in the groups, classes, events to the extent one is comfortable. Very Zen, very real." 

David Beleckis