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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


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 Online Zen Schedule

*All times are in the Pacific Time Zone

  Event Time
Monday Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Tuesday Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Wednesday Virtual Morning Meditation
Weekly Meditation and Lecture
Online posture instruction (optional)
Dharma talk or discussion
5:30am – 6:10am
6:45pm – 9:00pm
6:45pm – 7:10pm
7:10pm – 8:00pm
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am
Friday Virtual Morning Meditation 5:30am – 6:10am

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Books from Kannon Do

Zen at Work

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. He illustrates how the often difficult relationships at work can become opportunities for spiritual growth and creative relationships, rather than emotional and divisive encounters.

Here is an excerpt from the audio book:

A Sense of Something Greater

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: