See the Services & Classes menu above for information about events at BZC

Sign up here for email alerts about news and events

We welcome all persons to participate in our services, classes, and events, regardless of the faith tradition, or lack of one, they represent. The core values of Buddhism and the spiritual practice of meditation are conducive to enhancing any other spiritual tradition and its practices.

First-time visitors are welcome at Wednesday evening 7pm services. Participation in other events requires completion of an Introduction to Buddhism workshop, generally held monthly. See the Regular Services and Classes page.

Health Protection Policy:

  • The Buddhist value of compassion for all living beings means that we should do what we can to protect one another from infection diseases.
  • If you have active symptoms of any infectious disease (COVID, flu, cold, etc.), please do not come to the Center.
  • If you have tested positive for any infections disease, even if you don’t have symptoms, please do not come to the Center.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who has an infections disease, please do not come to the Center.
  • If you attend an event at the Center and then find out that you have an infectious disease and may have exposed others, please inform the Center so that others who attended can be alerted.
  • You are welcome to wear a mask at the Center at any time — recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials about  masking and other measures will be followed and enforced.

What to wear:

  • Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Please avoid clothing that would be noisy or especially distracting visually.
  • Seating is primarily on the floor, so choose clothing accordingly. (Chairs are available for those who who be uncomfortable on the floor.)
  • Socks are worn in the temple in order to keep our meditation cushions cleaner. If you happen to forget yours, we have extra pairs!


  • The usual entrance requires steps up to the door and then steps down to the practice hall.
  • A ground-level entrance requiring no steps can be made available — please don’t hesitate to ask.
  • Getting to our restroom requires no steps, but it is not wheelchair-accessible nor ADA compliant.
  • Please feel welcome to contact us about special needs or accommodations.

Arrival Etiquette:

  • An area for removing and storing shoes is set up at the entrance to the practice hall.
  • We greet each other by placing our hands palm-to-palm and proceed with a standing bow. This is a respectful gesture to each other and also a statement of lowering our ego.
    • Ordained members of the Center are given Korean dharma names. It can be easier to address them by their everyday names until you learn their Korean names.
    • Monks and priests also have Korean names. However, the appropriate way to address a monk is “Sunim” or “Venerable.”  The appropriate way to address a priest is “Su Gyo” or “Reverend.”

Service Etiquette:

  • When entering and exiting the Center’s dharma hall, a standing bow should be given to the Buddha statue on the altar.
  • You may choose to sit on a cushion, a chair, or one of our meditation stools/benches.
  • The service begins with awakening the altar, when we make three full prostrations (or standing bows) towards the altar in respect.
  • Don’t worry about knowing what’s going on! Be mindful, be respectful, and follow along as best you are able. We understand this is a new experience and appreciate your efforts in learning our traditions.
  • There will be time after service to ask questions and learn more about the Center and Buddhism.

Use this form to contact the Center