When you see our human life carefully, you will find out how important it is to become trustworthy person. It is not necessary to be a great man, but we should be good enough to help our neighbors.
- Zen Master Suzuki-roshi; unpublished lecture
Kannon Do brings the spiritual practice of Soto Zen Buddhism to the San Francisco Peninsula and the South Bay, including Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Jose, and surrounding communities, emphasizing its relevance in the modern world. Our purpose is to bring balance to busy lives faced with constant distractions, work and family pressures, and demanding deadlines. Primary activities include meditation, exploration of Buddhist teachings, and discovering ways that Zen practice can be expressed in the activities of daily life.
Kannon Do is a non-residential center, voluntarily maintained and supported by its members. There are no membership requirements to participate in its activities.
† These are good times for beginners to come for the first time.
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