THE SAN MATEO ZEN COMMUNITY

We are a welcoming sangha of folks from all walks of life who join together
to create a culture of transformation.

photo: tim walters

The word “Zen” itself means meditation, and is at once immediate and ancient.
We often drop koans into our sitting ~ stories of our founders that help us explore and find freedom.


A ZEN LUMINARIES ONLINE EVENT:  REGISTER NOW

New and Selected Poems 
With Special Guest Poet Marie Howe
In Conversation with Jon Joseph & Friends
Jon Joseph, John Tarrant & David Weinstein
June 3rd, 2024
6–7:30 pm Pacific Time


Weekly Practice with San Mateo Zen

WEEKLY MONDAY ZEN MEETING
6–7:30 PM PACIFIC TIME

Join us on Mondays with Jon Joseph Roshi
We meet every week on Zoom
for koan meditation, dharma talk, and conversation.

All are welcome.
To get the link, register FREE or opt to donate $10.
Dana and donations gratefully accepted.

Next Meeting: May 27th, 2024

Questions?
Call 415-608-8460
Email jjoseph5450@gmail.com

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“I have practiced Zen for many years and found the people at San Mateo Zen to be friendly and welcoming. Discussions of koans were inspiring. Thanks for a lovely time.”  ~ Polly C. 

“The San Mateo Zen Community is a comfortable place to practice, open and supportive. Zen Roshi Jon Joseph is kind, understanding; he teaches immediacy.”  ~ Jeff S.

“Thank you for this blog post JJ, I really love your teaching! ‘Laughter at the utter ridiculousness of worrying that even one thing in all the universe was out of place.’ Yes, perfect! So good to be with you last weekend.”  ~ Ellen F.