Redding Zen Buddhist Priory Current Schedule
Meditation at 6:30am followed by Short Morning Service
Meditation at 5:30pm.

Please join us here at Redding Zen on five Thursdays in July and August for  the study of Great Master Eihei Dogen’s Shushogi.  Shushogi is a compilation of Great Master Dogen’s ideas, put together by the Soto Zen school in Japan early in the last century. It was created as an introduction to Dogen’s work and as a means of communicating ideas fundamental to Soto Zen practice.  The text is provided below.  We will meet from 6 to 7pm after our regular 5:30pm meditation and will study one chapter each week:
July 11 – Introduction (The Reason for Training),
July 18 – Freedom is Gained…
July 25 – Receiving the Precepts
August 1 – Awakening to the Mind of the Bodhisattva
August 8 – Putting the Teachings into Practice…

The text of the Shushogi is available on the OBC website

On Saturday, June 22, we will have a Meditation Tune-up Morning starting at 9:00am.  Please join us for this opportunity to deepen your meditation, as well as to explore any problems you might be having in your sitting practice. You are welcome to attend all or part of the morning.
9:00am Meditation
9:30       Walking Meditation
9:40       Questions
10:00      Meditation
10:30      Walking Meditation
10:40      Questions
11:00      Meditation
11:30      Walking Meditation
11:40      Questions
12:00      Conclusion

On Saturday, June 29, we will have Meditation and Morning Serviceat starting at 8:00am, followed by 91 minutes of Working Meditationbeginning at 9:00am.

On Saturday, July 6, we will have Meditation and Morning Serviceat starting at 8:00am, followed by Coffee and Your Questionsat 9:00am.

Meditation is at 10:30am followed by a Ceremony and a Dharma Talk.

On Sunday, June 23, we will have the Achalanatha Ceremony.

On Sunday, June 30, we will have the 4th of July Ceremony.

On Thursday, July 4, we will have Meditation at 11:00am followed by a festive porch picnic from 11:30 to 1:00pm.

On Sunday, July 7, we will have the Shushogi (Transfer of Merit)  Ceremony

On Sunday, July 14, we will have the Meditation Sunday

On Sunday, July 21, we will have a Transfer of Merit Ceremony at 10:00am at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. Redding, CA.  Please note the out of the usual time and place for our ceremony.

On Sunday, July 28, we will have the Renewal of Vows Ceremony

Redding Zen Priory is supported entirely by donations.  Your donations of training, time and financial support are gratefully appreciated.

Please email Rev. Helen at for information or with any questions you might have about the upcoming Priory schedule.