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Valley Streams Zen Sangha, is an open Zen community, dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite experienced Zen students and newcomers to join our weekly meetings and other events.

Our Monday night program always begins with zazen (sitting meditation). Additional offerings include a devotional service, dharma talks by visiting teachers, group discussions, practice circles and retreat nights. The forms practiced at Valley Streams Zen Sangha are inspired by the teaching and tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and the San Francisco Zen Center.

Our Sangha is maintained and supported by the community of those who practice together. There are no membership requirements to participate in our activities. Donations are invited to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities.

“The sound of the valley streams enters the ears. Lamplight pierces the eyes. Beyond this, not a single moment of thought.”

–Eihei Dogen

We Meet

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. at The Yoga Solution, 5290 Elvas Avenue.

Public Transit:

Bus Line #34 McKinley runs nearby. Unfortunately they do not operate after 6 p.m. The Light Rail Gold Line station at 65th and Folsom Blvd. runs until around 9:30 pm. Check the Sacramento Regional Transit website for current schedules, or call them at 916-321-2877.