In addition to our regularly scheduled practice sessions, the North Carolina Zen Center occasionally hosts other events such as retreats, work days and work weekends.

Below you will find information about our longer-range schedule and upcoming events. Please check back from time to time to get the latest updates.

Upcoming Events
Summer Zazenkai — August 14—16

The Center will host a two-day Zazenkai retreat begining at 7 PM on August 14 and ending at noon on Sunday, August 16.

The retreat will be conducted as a formal Zen retreat, in a manner similar to formal retreats and sesshins at other Zen centers. The retreat is open to beginners and long-term practitioners alike.

The schedule will consist of zazen, kinhin, formal meals, work practice, and Dharma discussion. Lodging is available. Please visit the Retreats Page for more information.

Cost for the retreat is $50 per night. Please contact the Center to reserve your spot prior to July 31 so we will know how many will attend and can plan for meals and lodging.

General Information
Currently the Center is following a reduced schedule, as indicated on the Schedule page. Please come and participate in the Triangle's only Rinzai Zen center.

The Center relies on volunteer help for its general care and maintenance, so there are always many large and small tasks that need attending to, including general tidying up and grounds care and maintenance, as well as many other opportunites to contribute time, skills and tools. Please contact Dan MacKimmon at the Center to find out what the current needs are and how you might help.

If you wish to contribute in any way, your help would be most welcome. Please call or email us for specific needs or other information.