ZCOC is a community of practitioners actively engaged in Zen awareness practice for the purpose of awakening, healing, and transformation. Zen practice as taught at ZCOC emphasizes seated meditation and its application in our daily lives.
Meditation is not a difficult task. It is a way to lead you to your long-lost home. (Soen Shaku)
No-self is not a concept or an entity: it is a state of immediate, undivided awareness, presence. And in that presence the entire circuit of self-centeredness is illumined. This is attention. (Toni Packer)
When you try to understand everything, you will not understand anything. The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything.
Sitting is something we do for a lifetime. There is no end to the opening up that is possible for a human being. Eventually we see that we are the limitless, boundless ground of the universe. Having more and more contact with this reality always brings compassion for others and changes our daily life.
(Charlotte Joko Beck)
Yield to the willow
All the loathing
All the desire of your heart.
ZCOC is an independent Zen Center supported solely by its practitioners. ZCOC is a not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible under federal 501(3)(3) guidelines. ZCOC’s heritage is in the Soto and Rinzai Zen traditions.
The Zen Center is a Council Member of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council at www.nmiinterfaith.org
We’re Listed on the Costa Mesa Business List at www.costamesabusinesslist.com