Sundays 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.:
zazen (sitting meditation),
kinhin (walking meditation),
service, tea, a short talk and time for discussion 

There will be a Beginning Zen Practice class starting in October--date and time will be posted on this site in late September.

There is a library of talks from teachers at the San Francisco Zen Center that can be accessed from that website:, click audio.

We hold a Monthly Day of Meditation in either Paradise Valley or Camp Verde.


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Empty Sky Zen is a Zen Buddhist Sangha in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi. We offer weekly sitting (zazen) and walking meditation, zazen instruction, and  small group discussions on Zen Buddhism. Our guiding teacher is Ryushin Paul Haller, Co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, and our local priest is Ann Baker.

suzuki roshiShunryu Suzuki Roshi was the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind which is a collection of his talks about Zen and life.

The San Francisco Zen Center includes City Center in San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, an intentional community and organic farm; Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery, home of the classic Tassajara Bread Book and a number of later books devoted to a wide range of vegetarian cooking.

We welcome anyone interested in Zen Buddhism and invite you to contact Ann at 602-820-5233 for more information or to schedule zazen instruction. Empty Sky Zen is located on the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley. We also have a retreat space in Camp Verde, about 30 minutes south of Sedona.