Regular Weekly Practice Schedule

All regularly scheduled practice opportunities take place at the CSZ Zendo or at the University of Calgary


Morning and evening practice opportunities take place the the CSZ zendo:

The top floor of 1909 17th Ave SW

There is ample free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Please do not park in the parking area on the alley side of the building. This space is reserved for other tenants who pay for the spots.

The entrance is on the west side (the alley side) of the building.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the schedule starts.

If you are coming for the first time you will receive a brief introduction to zazen practice. Note also that the first Thursday of every month there will be an “Introduction to Zen and Zen Practice” at 7:30 pm.

Morning Zazen & Service

Monday to Friday
6:50 - 7:30

Weekday morning practice includes 35 minutes of Zazen meditation followed by a brief service.

Thursday Morning Includes the Well Being Ceremony

Friday Morning includes 2 sessions of Zazen, 1 Session of Kinhin and a service ending at 8:30 am.

Evening Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk, Tea & Discussion

7:25 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 

First Thursday of the Month: Introduction to Zen and Zen Practice
7:25 P.M. - 9:00 P.M

Wednesday evening practice includes 35 minutes of Zazen (meditation) followed by a short service, a dharma talk, and tea and discussion. 

The first Thursday of every month is an introduction to Zen and Zen Practice. We encourage first time visitors to attend this session (although it isn’t necessary). All may also attend this session.

Dharma Study

9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

On Sundays, Calgary Soto Zen offers 30 minute sittings followed by a service and then study sessions where we read and discuss zen texts.

All are welcome.


Practice opportunities at the University of Calgary

Large Prayer Room 317A at MacEwan Hall

Meditation for Beginners

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

12 noon -12:45 P.M.

We sit for half an hour. Meditation instruction is offered.


All are welcome.