Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center

Kannon Do brings the spiritual practice of Soto Zen Buddhism to the San Francisco Peninsula and the South Bay, including Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Jose, and surrounding communities.   Its purpose is to encourage and support a spiritual worldview in lives faced with constant distractions, work and family pressures, and demanding deadlines. Primary activities include meditation, exploration of Buddhist teachings, and 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.