Middle Way Zen is Temporarily Closed
In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we regret to announce that all activities will be temporarily suspended.


Welcome to Middle Way Zen in San Jose, a Soto Zen meditation center in the lineage of Japanese Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki roshi. We offer daily meditation practice in the morning and on Thursday evening, an opportunity to consider and talk about the meaning of Zen practice and its relevance to our life.

Practice Schedule

Temporarily Cancelled

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
5:30 - 6:10 AM, zazen
Wednesday, Friday
5:30 - 6:25 AM, zazen & service
5:30 - 6:10 AM, zazen
6:10 - 6:20 AM, kinhin
6:20 - 7:00 AM, zazen
Feel free to join one or both zazen periods. Kinhin is a good time to arrive or depart
Thursday Evening
6:20 - 7:00 PM, newcomer instruction
7:00 - 8:45 PM, zazen, service & lecture


Our center is located at 592 N. Fifth Street in San Jose, California, near the corner of Fifth and Jackson. It is right in the heart of Japantown, one of only three remaining Japantowns in California.

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