Welcome to the Mt. Diablo Zen Group

Join Baika Pratt-Heaton and Leslie Bartholic for meditation instruction Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm, followed by Zazen, reading (currently: Together Under One Roof: Making A Home of the Buddha’s Household by Lin Jensen) and discussion.  

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Zazen is meditation following the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition from Japan. In Zazen, we bring awareness to breath and posture and what’s going on in the mind. We carry this peaceful practice into the world and to each of our daily activities.

ZendoWarmMt. Diablo Zen Group is led by Baika Pratt-Heaton, Zen Priest and Leslie Bartholic, Zen Teacher. This group meets Wednesday evenings for Zazen (meditation), study and discussion. Once a month, one day or half day silent retreats are offered for a nominal fee. These retreats are mostly silent; include zazen, Qi Gong, rest period, a mindful meal, a short service and Dharma talk. All members are encouraged to establish a daily meditation practice, with consideration for their daily life schedule. Practice discussion with one of our teachers is available for ongoing students. Appointments can be made through Baika or Leslie.