Daishu-in West is a small Buddhist temple located on 40 acres near Garberville in Southern Humboldt County California, approximately a four-hour drive north of San Francisco off Highway 101. A branch of the Myoshin-ji sect of Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism, the temple was founded in 1994 by the revered abbot of Daishu-in in Kyoto, Japan, Soko Morinaga Roshi.
Daishu-in West offers visitors a holistic approach to mindfulness with seated meditation, meals and work in a Rinzai Zen monastic structure. Tailored to both new and experienced practitioners, Daishu-in West presents visitors with an uncompromising meditation experience in an environment designed to help us realize our true nature.
Daishu-in West has a meditation hall (Zendo) and main hall (Hondo) built using traditional Japanese joinery, a traditional Japanese bath and well-maintained -grounds.
Zazen is Monday through Saturday at 6 p.m. Sunday sitting is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a short talk by Ursula Jarand Roshi and Japanese tea.
For more information, including the temple’s retreat schedule, please contact the temple.