The service has been moved to 2pm instead of 10am -

It is with great regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of our brother Reverend Thích Tâm Hy.

A service will be held this Saturday, Dec 6 at 2pm at

Desert Zen Center
10989 Buena Vista Rd.,
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356-7303

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RSVP now!

Rohatsu Sesshin Dec. 12-14th,

     Friday 8 p.m. thru Sunday after service


Our newly remodeled Dharma Hall


& Mark Those Calendars…

Bodhi Day / Rohatsu

       Celebrated December 21st

      11 a.m. until early afternoon

Desert Zen Center celebrates the Buddha’s Enlightenment as Bodhi Day/Rohatsu, according to the Japanese tradition, which commemorates the anniversary of Sakyamuni’s Realization on the 8th day of the twelfth month (or December 8th).  While our celebrations usually are held on that date/the Sunday before or after it in the week, depending on our schedules, this year we find that commitments have pushed the date to Sunday, December 21st… which just makes December 2014 a month of special events!  Join us for tidings of the Buddhist holiday season:

Special Rohatsu ceremony, Dharma talk by H.T. Thich An Giao Roshi, lunch and entertainment after the service.


Class Schedule:  

Thursday Meditation 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

(two 30″ periods of seated and one short period of walking meditation, followed by tea and brief discussion)

Sunday Dharma class at 9:30 a.m.

(lecture-style by Thich An Giao Roshi. Drop-ins okay. )


Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.

(followed by our usual potluck lunch)



Upcoming Talks in English 

White Lotus Dharma Center,

 13071 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA 92843:

  • December 7th, 2:30 p.m. a Dharma Talk by Thich An Giao Roshi
  • See for more information.

Tom prepares for Sesshin.



Rohatsu Sesshin – December 12-14, 2014


Note:  RSVP required for retreats

Note: DZC schedules events, work days, and retreats on the 2nd full weekend of each month.  


Renewing the Precepts Ceremony:

11:00 a.m. Last Sunday of each month.

A view from the past: Roshi An Giao en route to Dharma Hall

and, below, a view from Autumn 2010.  Still smiling!

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