The Modesto Valley Heartland Zen Group is based in Modesto, about 100 miles southeast of San Francisco, in the Central Valley of California. The group serves residents from the wider Modesto community, including Merced, Stockton, Turlock, and Los Banos. The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave in Modesto. The evening session includes two 30 minute periods of zazen (sitting meditation), a brief period of walking meditation, a Zen talk, and tea. In addition, the Valley Heartland Zen Group regularly holds half-day and one-day meditation retreats.
*Note: Please do not use the number listed with Google Maps below. Instead, call Do’on Andy Young at 209-535-6750.