Online Zen

During the temporary closure of our in-person meetings at Kannon Do, we commit to keeping a thriving community connection and practice schedule. Please join us at one of our events below using the following Zoom meeting information:
Meeting ID: 606 711 1411
Password: 100088
All times are Pacific Time unless otherwise noted, and you may also join by clicking the Join links below.

Virtual Morning Zazen/Meditation [Add to Calendar] [Join]
Monday to Friday 5:30am to 6:10am

Virtual Evening Meditation [Add to Calendar] [Join]
Monday & Thursday 6:30pm to 7:30pm

6:30 – 6:55pm meditation
10 min stretch break/kinhin
7:05 – 7:30pm meditation

Virtual Wednesday Zazen & Discussion [Add to Calendar] [Join]
Wednesday 7:00pm to 9:30pm

6:45pm – Optional online posture instruction
7:10pm – Meditation
8:00pm – Dharma talk or discussion

If you need help comfortably sitting at home, please join the call early at 6:45pm for posture support. If you don’t have a zafu, you can use a firm cushion such as a yoga bolster, a yoga block with towels on top, stacked towels, or a very firm couch cushion for comfortable seated meditation. You can also use a regular chair. Meditation will be silent except for 3 bells at the beginning, and one at the end. I will mute all participants during meditation only. We will then chant the Loving Kindness Meditation, and open up for optional discussion for anyone who has questions about the corona virus and the alternative schedule for Kannon Do over the next couple weeks. Please be sure to unmute yourself to ask questions and participate in the discussion, and please remember to mute yourself if you are in a noisy area. Dharma lectures and discussions may be recorded to share with the sangha (please let us know if you do not want to be recorded).

Virtual Saturday Program [Add to Calendar] [Join]
Saturday 5:30am to 10:30am

Join us for all or part of our virtual Saturday Program, every Saturday from 5:30am to 10:30am

You may also join any of our events by dialing based on your location:

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 606 711 1411
Passcode: 100088
Find your local number:

You can view the updated Google Calendar here, which contains all zoom links:
Or subscribe via ICS:

Let’s continue to strengthen our practice and community during this challenging time. Kannon Do leadership is here to support you, and you can always reach out to us. Please send me an email or text message if you have any questions. Feel free to also check out other online Zen resources.

Thank you,

Bonnie Sarmiento
Kannon Do Secretary