Weekly Practice

Our Nickerson St. Zendo

We're located on north Queen Anne, along the ship canal

      Each moment of zazen is equally wholeness of practice, equally wholeness of realization.  This is not only practice while sitting, it is like a hammer striking emptiness: before and after, its exquisite peal permeates everywhere.

Eihei Dōgen

Sunday Mornings

9:30am - 11:30am
Nickerson St. Zendo

Our Sunday practice includes sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a Dharma talk, and a brief Zen chanting service (liturgy). Newcomers are welcome anytime. If you are a first time participant, please arrive by 9:10. 

On most mornings, Allison will offer practice discussions during this time. Practice discussions is a one-to-one meeting with the teacher around any aspect of practice. You can sign up when you arrive.

We offer an Intro to Zen Practice on the first Sunday of every month at 8:30am.


6:15pm - 7:15 pm
Nickerson St. Zendo

Our ongoing Tuesday practice consists of simple sitting and walking meditation. All are welcome. No advance notice is necessary.

During this hour of practice, Allison will usually offer practice discussion. You may sign up for that when you arrive.

Throughout the year SSZ offers classes on particular practice topics. These begin at 7:30 and are listed as separate events on our calendar.

Tuesday Evening Schedule
Chant Bodhisattva Vows
(Class if scheduled)


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