Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center

Welcome!  We hope you enjoying learning more about our Soto Zen practice and our offerings.  There are many ways to get connected with Kannon-Do, including daily meditation periods and a weekly lecture. No experience required!  We hope to see you soon.

Kannon Do, located in Mountain View, brings the spiritual practice of Soto Zen Buddhism to the Peninsula and South Bay.  Our purpose is to encourage a spiritual worldview to the demanding lives faced with constant distractions, work and family pressures, and demanding deadlines.

Primary activities include: 

  • Meditation
  • Exploration of Buddhist teachings
  • Discovering ways that Zen practice can be expressed in the activities of daily life

Kannon Do is a non-residential center, voluntarily maintained and supported by its members. There are no membership requirements to participate in its activities. The center welcomes all individuals interested in exploring Zen practice, regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Daily Practice Schedule

Monday-Friday: 5:30 – 6:10 am  &  12:00 – 12:30 pm
  Wednesday Evening   Saturday Morning
Visitor Instruction* 6:30 pm
Meditation 7:10 pm
Service 7:50 pm
Lecture 8:00 pm
Visitor greeting / Tea 9:00 pm
Meditation 5:30 – 6:10 am
Walking Meditation 6:10 – 6:20 am
Meditation 6:20 – 7:00 am
Service 7:00 – 7:25 am
Breakfast* 7:40 – 8:10 am
Work period 8:10 – 9:10 am
Visitor Instruction* 9:00 – 9:20 am
Meditation 9:30 – 10:10 am

No fee, registration, or membership required.  Modest attire, please (cover shoulders; no shorts).
First Saturday of every month — Introduction to Zen informal discussion: 10:30 – 12:30*

*These are good times for beginners to come for the first time.
See this page for an Introduction to Practice.

To start video click here INTRODUCTORY VIDEO TO KANNON DO
This 5 minute video shows the relevance of Zen practice to daily life in the modern world. Kannon Do members talk about their personal experiences with the practice and the role it plays in their lives.