Meditation & Conversation 

Wednesday Group (spanish) 



and in person at Casa del Angel

Thursday Group (english)



Meetings currently suspended. Please join our Wednesday group if you can. You can also visit Flower Mountain Zen and Pacific Zen Institute for many offerings in english.


Individual meetings with either D Allen or Virginia Filip are also available to anyone who wants to explore koan meditation further. 

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>>There are artists among us! Visit some of their works in the Gallery. This painting is by Franco Casadio. You can see more of his new work in the gallery.

Updates & New Items sept 2022

What is the sound of one hand?

We meditated with and explored this fundamental koan for two sessions recently. The comments by participants in these meetings were well worth hearing, and they are good examples of the kinds of conversations we're having. You'll find the video recordings of them on the Conversations page, and below is the guided meditation from the first session.

Recent recordings of some of our koan meditation sessions are available for free DOWNLOAD. Guided meditations, teachings and our lively group conversations help us find our way fully into the lives we have in the times we're in.

You'll find other recent recordings on this page below.

Everyone is welcome at our weekly meetings of the spanish group. If you don't know much spanish we'll provide some translation as needed, and not much is needed for the meditations that are part of each meeting. The mix of local Oaxacans and foreigners at these sessions makes for rich conversations.  

Virginia talks about the koan which asks, "If a person draws up a plan for a prison, why can't they get out?" You might be surprised  how this odd sounding situation could be about a situation in your own life.

D leads the guided meditation at the first session with the koan What is the sound of one hand? For the talks and comments by participants for this koan, see videos on the Conversations page.