Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center

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

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

All times are in Pacific Time Zone
Monday to Friday : 5:30 – 6:10am
Wednesday Evenings   Saturday Mornings
Visitor Instruction* 6:30 pm
Meditation 7:10 pm
Service 7:50 pm
Lecture 8:00 pm
Visitor greeting / Tea 9:00 pm
Saturday Morning
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

No fee, registration, or membership required.  Modest attire, please (cover shoulders; no shorts).
Fourth 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.

A Sense of Something Greater explores the growing relationship between Zen and the personal impact of progress and technology in today’s world.
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.