Information and Directions

Jakkoan Zendo is a small hut
with just six cushions and chairs.
Quiet but not sacred or holy,
except perhaps for grace, practice, and nature.

Be upright, fully present, belonging,
moral even without sangha, schedule, form or ceremony.
Honor our spiritual ancestors who established
Zazen, and similar meditation practices.

Ultimate truth and source are beyond our faculties
yet through zen practice we may realize them.
We also know lies, damn lies, and statistics
that we reliably bet and plan on.

Follow Middle Ellen about 0.7 miles from Middle's gate at Upper Zayante road.
Then walk up the dirt logging road on the left about 200 yards,
staying to your right at the Ts.
In another few hundred feet you will see the zendo on your right.

Alternately, about 0.75 miles from Middle gate,
walk up the steep trail from Middle.
Continue up the stairs to the top
you will see the zendo on your right.

Within these private Ellen roads,
you are my guest.

Email Cliff for more information.

Zen Mind and Meditation