About Us

Welcome to the online home of the Zen Center of Denver! We are a Buddhist sangha (community) offering authentic Zen practice and training since our founding in 1974. Along with daily zazen (seated meditation), the ZCD offers a full range of opportunities for Zen training, including dokusan (private instruction with a teacher), samu (work practice), zazenkai (all-day sittings), and sesshin (week-long retreats).

Due to the pandemic, we are currently closed to the public for all in-person activities, and are conducting our practice sessions via Zoom. Please see our calendar for exact dates and times; you will need to have Zoom installed and updated to join. Click on the relevant link below or in the calendar event description to join the meeting at the scheduled time. Your microphone will be automatically muted when you enter the meeting; please keep it muted until it is time to speak, then unmute yourself only when you are speaking.

Newcomers should please note as well that we do not offer beginning instruction during our regular sittings, and zazen is practiced in silence; so you may wish to first try a Wednesday beginners’ night by way of getting situated with the practice. You may also be interested in our Intro to Zen audio series.

Meeting Links

All regular practice events, including weekly zazen, Sunday mornings, and zazenkai:

Buddhist Recovery Group, each Monday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: One round of meditation followed by a group discussion supporting recovery from drugs and alcohol. Please note that this is not an AA meeting. All are welcome. Join URL:

Beginners’ instruction, third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Recommended for anyone new to Zen meditation, our beginners’ nights include brief instruction in how to practice seated meditation (zazen), followed by one 25-minute round of meditation and a discussion period. The next beginners’ night is Jan. 20. Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84873524765?pwd=YVB5Y0ttNWpmZUNQZE0yS3FPcWRQdz09

Contact & Location

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the office at 303-455-1500 or office@zencenterofdenver.org. Our regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The Zen Center of Denver is located at 1856 S. Columbine Street, Denver, CO, 80210. As noted, however, we are currently closed to the public for all in-person activities. Please call or email ahead if you still wish to come to the Center in person for whatever reason.