Meeting in the Clear Lake area, Texas

Welcome to Empty Field Zendo

Householder Retreat

Join us February 7-9, 2020 for the first Empty Field Zendo Householder Retreat, to be held in the Tenant Center of 1322 Space Park Dr.

A householder retreat has the same activities and general schedule as a residential retreat — sitting and walking meditation, meal practice, daisan, and rest breaks. But at the end of each evening, we return home to continue our practice in the mindful activities of preparing for rest.

For those who live outside the Clear Lake area or who prefer a more residential experience, three local hotels are available within walking distance of the retreat space. (Zoom in on the map below to see them.)

A $20 donation is gratefully accepted.

Register for the householder sesshin.

Online Meetings

Empty Field Zendo offers online zazen using Zoom (all times US Central):

  • Monday and Wednesday evening, 5:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday morning, 6:30 – 7:00 AM

If you would like to join us for zazen, please contact us to request the Zoom meeting information.

There is no charge to join us for online zazen. We gratefully accept contributions.

Regular Meetings

Empty Field Zendo is a community of people supporting each other in Zen meditation practice. Our emphasis is zazen (zah-zen, sitting meditation), which is a practice that can awaken us to our true nature without reference or dependency on any other factor, such as race, gender, or religious affiliation. People of all faiths, or none, are welcome.

We sit at Taylor Sport Chiropractic in Nassau Bay, in the Clear Lake area. The office is located at the east building entrance, and lies directly ahead when you enter the glass doors.

Our sitting schedule is:

  • Tuesday evening, 5:30 – 6:30 PM (includes zazen and a reading/discussion period)
  • Saturday morning, 8:30 – 9:30 AM: Includes two zazen periods with walking meditation. Daisan (a short interview) with Dharma Holder Sandra Jizan Moore is available during the second sitting period.

Please plan on being on your cushion or in your seat 5 minutes before the start time. All are welcome.

There is no charge to come to the zendo. We gratefully accept contributions.