Blue Mountain Zen Center of El Cerrito opened on January 13, 2019 as an offshoot of the Berkeley Zen Center in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and Sojun Mel Weitsman-roshi.
Our focus is the daily practice of zazen or ‘zuochan’ supplemented by sesshin or retreat practice. Since 2019 Blue Mountain center has hosted one-day; three-day; and seven day sesshins per year. Daily practice is important to realize the non-duality of the sublime and the secular, and manifest Dharma in daily work and relationships. The Zendo's address is 1020 King Drive, El Cerrito, Ca., 94530.
***Blue Mountain Zen Center of El Cerrito has no affiliation with Blue Mountain Zendo, a traditional Rinzai practice center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania