​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Advising


Advising is a one-to-one interaction with our group leader to address matters that may be too complex, time-consuming, or personal for group settings. Those who have attended the Introduction to Zen Meditation (or equivalent), Finding Your Seatandgroup instruction may schedule a meeting.


You may bring up anything at all during advising - questions about the Zen Center, meditation posture, breath practice,  first-koan practice, mindfulness in everyday affairs, even personal matters are o.k.  Confidentiality shall be respected unless required to do otherwise by law.  This type of individualized instruction and guidance is informal and unstructured – sometimes simply a chat over tea - so is scheduled outside of formal sittings. 

Advising may be conducted in-person (now only virtual) or by phone, but it must be scheduled so e-mail the Center for an appointment.  Meetings are currently scheduled on Tuesdays between 5:30 and 6:15 pm.