Waking Up to What You Do: How to Meet Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion

Taught by Diane Eshin Rizzetto.

Open to Everyone ~ Beginners to zen meditation as well as experienced practitioners.

This class offers a path to hope at a time when so many struggle to keep balance. It speaks to the deep need for us to recognize our interconnectedness and through exploration of the 10 Buddhist precepts, provides a blueprint for how to loosen our habitual reactions and in doing so, help others around us, and our world, do the same. Our work together will help us speak to the question of “What can I really do that will make any difference?” and in an open inquiring way, invites us to see how every thought, word and action has a deep, rippling effect that impacts all beings everywhere. This class will explore what it means to “wake up” and why anyone would want to wake up. Beginning each class with meditation instruction and guidance, we will explore the precepts in a practical down to earth way and will learn how to apply these human values in all aspects of daily life in the spirit of honest inquiry.

Tuesday evenings: 6:30 – 8:15pm
January 24 – March 14: 8 Classes
Sliding Scale: $175 – $250 (members $85 – $125). Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending. If you can’t afford the fee, scholarships are available. Please indicate on the registration form what you can pay. Register on-line and pay via PayPal click here.

Enrollment is limited, so apply soon.

An Introduction to Zen Mindfulness Meditation

With the demands and pace of contemporary living, many people find it increasingly difficult to feel balanced and grounded in meeting the challenges of everyday life.  In short, it can be difficult to find a way to tap our inherent capacity for peace and well being.

This class will help you begin this path by teaching you some of the fundamental practices for self awareness and acceptance.  This is the foundation of Zen Mindfulness Meditation.  Anyone, regardless of religious belief, social or education background can benefit greatly from this practice.

Three progressive weekly introductory classes

Dates and time-


Classes fill quickly, so register early. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate drop-ins. You must register ahead of time to attend.  All classes are held at the Bay Zen Center, 3824 Grand Ave, Oakland 94610.  Get directions here.

Cost for each series of 3 classes is $50.00 – $80.00 (Or whatever you can afford.)  Register on-line and pay via PayPal click here.

If you have a questions please leave a message with your name and phone number at 510-596-3087.