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Kannon Do provides a supportive environment for exploring our human spirituality

About Kannon Do and Zen Buddhism

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:

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

Get Started with Kannon Do

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.

Weekly Zen Schedule

*All times are in the Pacific Time Zone

In Person Time
Virtual Time

Monday

In Person Zazen 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Evening Meditation 6:30 – 7:30pm
Meditation 6:30 – 6:55pm
Walking Meditation 6:55 – 7:05pm
Meditation 7:05 – 7:35pm

Tuesday

In Person Zazen 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30 – 6:10am

Wednesday

In Person Zazen 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Meditation and Lecture 7:10 – 9:00pm
Meditation 7:10 – 7:55pm
Dharma talk or discussion 7:55 – 9:00pm

Thursday

In Person Zazen 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Evening Meditation 6:30 – 7:30pm
Meditation 6:30 – 6:55pm
Walking Meditation 6:55 – 7:05pm
Meditation 7:05 – 7:35pm

Friday

In Person Zazen 5:30 – 6:10am
Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30 – 6:10am

Saturday

In Person Saturday Program 5:30 – 10:10am
Zazen 5:30 – 6:10am
Kinhin 6:10 – 6:20am
Zazen 6:20 – 7:00am
Service (Zendo will be connected to Zoom) 7:00 – 7:30am
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:10am
Temple Cleaning 8:10 – 9:10am
Zazen 9:30 – 10:10am
Virtual Saturday Program 5:30 – 7:25am
Meditation 5:30 – 6:10am
Walking Meditation 6:10 – 6:20am
Meditation 6:20 – 7:00am
Service 7:00 – 7:25am

Weekly Online Zen Schedule

*All times are in the Pacific Time Zone

Monday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Virtual Evening Meditation 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meditation 6:30pm – 6:55pm
Walking Meditation 6:55pm – 7:05pm
Meditation 7:05pm – 7:35pm

Monday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Tuesday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am

Tuesday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Wednesday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Weekly Meditation and Lecture 7:10pm -9:00pm
Meditation 7:10pm – 7:55pm
Dharma talk or discussion 7:55pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Thursday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Virtual Evening Meditation 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meditation 6:30pm – 6:55pm
Walking Meditation 6:55pm – 7:05pm
Meditation 7:05pm – 7:35pm

Thursday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Friday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am

Friday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Saturday – Virtual

Saturday Program 5:30am – 7:25am
Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Walking Meditation 6:10am – 6:20am
Meditation 6:20am – 7:00am
Service 7:00am – 7:25am

Saturday – In Person

Zazen5:30am
Kinhin6:10am
Zazen6:20am
Service (Zendo will be connected to Zoom)7:00am
Breakfast7:30am
Work Period8:10am
Finish9:00am

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Weekly Online Zen Schedule

*All times are in the Pacific Time Zone

Monday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Virtual Evening Meditation 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meditation 6:30pm – 6:55pm
Walking Meditation 6:55pm – 7:05pm
Meditation 7:05pm – 7:35pm

Monday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Tuesday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am

Tuesday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Wednesday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Weekly Meditation and Lecture 7:10pm -9:00pm
Meditation 7:10pm – 7:55pm
Dharma talk or discussion 7:55pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Thursday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Virtual Evening Meditation 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meditation 6:30pm – 6:55pm
Walking Meditation 6:55pm – 7:05pm
Meditation 7:05pm – 7:35pm

Thursday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Friday – Virtual

Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am

Friday – In Person

Zazen5:30am – 6:10am

Saturday – Virtual

Saturday Program 5:30am – 7:25am
Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Walking Meditation 6:10am – 6:20am
Meditation 6:20am – 7:00am
Service 7:00am – 7:25am

Saturday – In Person

Zazen5:30am
Kinhin6:10am
Zazen6:20am
Service (Zendo will be connected to Zoom)7:00am
Breakfast7:30am
Temple Cleaning8:10am
Finish9:00am

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Books from Kannon Do

In his first book, Les Kaye shows that it is possible to find balance in fulfilling the responsibilities of earning a living and providing for one’s family while at the same time expressing spirituality in one’s life.

Here is an excerpt from the audio book:

Explores the growing relationship between Zen and the personal impact of progress and technology in today’s world.

Here is an excerpt from the audio book: