New Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale


Inner Peace in Modern Living

                                  Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale: 750 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale , CA 94085


      Zen Buddhism teaches people how to attain inner peace and uncover the inherent wisdom within all of us. By probing into our minds and understanding that our afflictions are caused by our own greed, anger, and ignorance, we can attain unbiased perception of reality and true inner peace.

      To bring the Buddha’s compassion and wisdom to Silicon Valley, Grand Master WeiChueh, founding Abbot of Chung Tai Chan Monastery and over 90 Zen Centers in Taiwan and overseas, established Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale in March 2004. Since inception, the Zen Center has been a refreshing spring for the spirit, welcoming people of all cultures and faiths or no faith. In a tranquil environment, people learn the ageless wisdom of Buddhism, discover the joy of meditation, and uncover the “Buddha Nature” within all of us.

      Year-round, the Zen Center offers Zen meditation and Buddhism classes, retreats, workshops, Zen services and ceremonies, and other activities, serving all age groups. To date, diverse participants come from Sunnyvale and other cities in Santa Clara, south Alameda, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties.

Expanding the Door to Enlightenment




       In response to the growing demand and with the generous support of many donors, the Zen Center opened a newly renovated 20,000 square feet facility in April 2007, offering a fertile environment of learning and practice. Located at 750 E. Arques Avenue by N. Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale, it is within easy access to Central Expressway, Highways 101 and 237, the Sunnyvale Caltrain station, and public transits.









      Entering the Zen Center, the Reception Area is warm and welcoming. In the spacious Buddha Hall, visitors experience the quiet and contemplative aura. The large and small Zen Halls provide a serene and calming space for meditation classes and retreats. The Lecture Hall and Multi-purpose Rooms provide functional and versatile space for different classes and programs. The Library offers a storehouse of resources on Buddhism. The Dining Hall, adjoining the Kitchen, accommodates fellowship and other activities.




Three-Pronged Goals in Propagating Buddhism in the West –

  • Teach the principles and the practice of Zen meditation and Buddhism to anyone interested in the pursuit.
  • Engage in mutual dialogues and collaborative projects with other faith-based, academic, business, and scientific communities.
  • Promote social awareness and bring the compassion, wisdom, and equality of Buddhism to all people.

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