Kannon Do, located in Mountain View, brings the spiritual practice of Soto Zen Buddhism to the Peninsula and South Bay. Its mission is to provide a welcoming environment for individuals to explore Zen practice as well as to encourage a spiritual worldview that will bring balance to the distractions and demands of life in the modern world.
Primary activities include:
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.
|All times are in Pacific Time Zone
Monday to Friday : 5:30 – 6:10am
|Wednesday Evenings||Saturday Mornings|
No fee, registration, or membership required. Modest attire, please (cover shoulders, no shorts).
* These are good times for beginners to come for the first time. See Introduction to Practice.
This unique book, co-authored by Abbot Les Kaye and his student, journalist Teresa Bouza, explores the growing relationship between Zen and the personal impact of progress and technology in today’s world. It includes lectures presented by Les over the past several years plus interviews with Kannon Do members, describing their efforts to express Zen practice in their work and in their personal lives.
Here is an excerpt from the audio book: