Hidden Valley Zen Center Workshop Info:

Please note that the exact dates for events at HVZC and other locations Mitra-roshi teaches at are published in our bi-monthly journal, The Oak Tree in the Garden. It is available as online or hardcopy subscription. Please download the subscription form here.


Mitra-roshi leads each
Workshop on Rinzai Zen. During these full-day workshops we will begin to develop the tools with which to free ourselves from confusion, pain and suffering in this world of challenge. During the workshop, Roshi will cover the history of Zen practice, its methods, and how we put them to use in our daily lives. You will have a chance for hands-on practice with the guidance of an experienced Zen teacher with more than 30 years of practice both in a major American Zen center and a 300-year-old Rinzai Zen monastery in Japan.

A light vegetarian meal will be served midday, and refreshments at the end of the workshop. Cost for this full-day Workshop on Rinzai Zen is $50 per person and reservations are required. The special rate for students with current ID is $30. Please enclose a check or money order, payable in U.S. funds, to the Hidden Valley Zen Center, with your reservation form.

The date for the next Workshop on Rinzai Zen is May 30, 2015. Please download the Registration Form for the Workshop on Rinzai Zen here.


Hidden Valley Zen Center also offers half-day Introductions to Zen Meditation, led by Sozui-sensei, assisted by senior students. Please register by returning a Registration Form for the Introduction to Zen Meditation. Please enclose a check or money order, payable in U.S. funds, to the Hidden Valley Zen Center. The regular rate is $20.00. For two people attending together (as friends or as a couple), the rate is $35.00 for the pair. The special rate for students with current ID is $15.00 each.

Half-day Introduction to Zen Meditation workshops are offered on the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. til noon. Pre-registration is required. The Registration Form for the half-day Introduction to Zen Meditation is available for download here.

General Information:

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before 9 a.m. for either workshop.

Acceptance for those under 16 will be made on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, parents caring for infants or small children cannot be accommodated at either event.

Each workshop participant will have the option at the time of the workshop to sign up for a free six-month email subscription to our newsletter, The Oak Tree in the Garden.

Participants are urged to wear clothing suitable for sitting in meditation. Clothing should be ample enough to sit with legs crossed, pants should be loose fitting. Please do not wear shorts or shirts with wide cut necks.

Assume you are accepted unless you hear otherwise. However, if you are mailing in your reservation less than a week prior to the workshop, please call the center to confirm your place. For driving directions and any other information please call the Center at 760-591-9893.

Email: info@hvzc.org
Phone: (760) 591-9893
Address: PO Box 1355
San Marcos, CA 92079