Dogen Sangha Los Angeles is a Soto Zen Buddhist group that meets every Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Complex in Culver City, CA and Monday evenings at Silver Lake Yoga in Silverlake, CA. Our group was started by Brad Warner. We are affiliated with Dogen Sangha International, founded by Bradâ€™s teacher, Gudo Nishijima. Our main practice is shikantaza (just sitting) zazen (sitting meditation). How to Sit Zazen with quotations from Master Dogenâ€™s Fukanzazengi (in italics) In general, a quiet room is good for practicing [Za]zen, and food and drink are taken in moderation. Cast aside all involvements. Give the myriad things a rest. Do not think of good and bad. Do not consider right and wrong. Stop the driving movement of mind, will, consciousness. Cease intellectual consideration through images, thoughts, and reflections. Do not aim to become a buddha. How could [this] be connected with sitting or lying down? We usually spread a thick mat on the place where we sit, and use a round cushion on top of that. Approach the cushion and hold your hands in gassho.