The Freeway Zen group meets twice a week for sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and optional one-on-one meetings (daisan) between teacher and practitioner.  All are welcome, free of charge.

We are grateful to Chalice Unitarian Universalists of Escondido for providing us with space in their cottage.  As a gesture of thanks, we put out an envelope at each meeting for donations to to offset overhead costs.



To study the Way is to study the self;

To study the self is to forget the self;

To forget the self is to be enlightened by

the 10,000 things;

And to be enlightened by the 10,000

things is to remove the barrier between

self and other.

     Dogen Zenji

Zen practice emphasizes the following qualities:

Stillness:  settling down in mind and body.

Perseverance: staying with all the ups and downs of our lives.

Clear seeing:  clarifying our conditioned beliefs and strategies.

Willingness:  acknowledging and embracing whatever life presents--including anger, fear, shame, and confusion--as the path of awakening.

Loving-kindness:  awakening to the loving-kindness and compassion that are the nature of our being.


"Unceasing change turns the wheel of life, and so reality is shown in all its forms.  Peaceful dwelling as change itself liberates all suffering sentient beings and brings them to great joy."