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Raffle Drawing will be held on September 12

Purchase raffle tickets and place your bids
at the event, or purchase raffle tickets in advance

click here for details


Sonoma County Taiko
Sonoma County Taiko

11:00 - 11:30
Sonoma County Taiko
(Percussion Instruments)
11:35 - 12:05 Berkeley Kendo Dojo
11:30 - 12:20 Omotesenke Tea Ceremony *

Sonoma County Taiko at the 2012 Bazaar
Elliot Kallen on shakuhachi with koto & shamisen strings by Naoko

12:00 - 12:20 Shakuhachi Flute
& Koto/Shamisen
12:15 - 12:45 Kyudo - Way of the Bow
(Zen Archery)
12:45 - 12:55 Drawing Raffle Prizes
1:00 - 1:30 Sonoma County Taiko
1:30 - 1:50 Sonoma County Taiko - Audience Participation
1:30 - 2:20 Omotesenke Tea Ceremony *
2:00 - 2:20 Shakuhachi Flute and Koto/Shamisen *

Berkeley Kendo Dojo

2:00 - 2:40 Berkeley Kendo Dojo
2:45 - 3:00 Grand Raffle Drawing
3:00 - 3:30 Black Sheep Brass Band
3:00 – 3:4 Omotesenke Tea Ceremony *
3:30 - 3:35 Silent Auction Closes
3:35 - 3:5 Black Sheep Brass Band
3:50 - 4:00 Closing Announcements

*Events in Zendo

Please see our 2015 Bazaar vendors, performers and supporters page for information and links!

Click here for raffle info

Click here for Bazaar flier (PDF)

Click here for Raffle flier (PDF)

When the mandala governs
People are hardly aware that it exists.
The mandala doesn't talk, it acts.
When its work is done,
People say, "Amazing!
We did it all by ourselves!"
~ Tao Te Ching


Whether you are interested in art, Zen or a unique experience, SMZC's annual bazaar has something for you! We hope to see you there!

Admission is free!

releasing doves at 2014 Sonoma Mountain Zen Center Bazaar

If you and your family are looking for different kind of summer activity come join us for the 6th Annual Bazaar! The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center will host this year’s Bazaar on Saturday, September 12th from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is a great way to experience the lively spirit of the Zen Center while offering your financial support.

Sonoma County Taiko at the 2014 Bazaar
Sonoma County Taiko at the 2014 Bazaar

As in previous years there will be a diverse group of artisans and craftspeople offering many beautiful and unique treasures for your viewing pleasure and for you to take home. There will be activities and demonstrations for all ages. Children can enjoy making art, getting their faces painted and eating snow cones. Throughout the day live demonstrations including formal tea ceremony, traditional Chinese dancing and kendo (Japanese swordsmanship) will be performed. Musicians will demonstrate the Taiko drum, Shakuhachi (flute) and Koto (stringed instrument). To top this all off sit under the shade of the redwood trees and enjoy a delicious bento box treat, homemade baked goods and SMZC jam.

Activities for kids to be announced!

An original calligraphy by Hoitsu Suzuki-roshi is one of two Grand Prizes for the raffle! (click image to enlarge)

Buy raffle tickets and place your bids in our small Silent Auction in support of our fundraising goals ~ We have some wonderful prizes this year!!

Raffle prizes will be given out throughout the day, so purchase your raffle tickets, tell your friends and support the Zen Center. The more you purchase the more chances you will have to win one of two Grand Prizes. You need not be present to win.

Click here for more raffle info!

Fine arts & crafts at the 2014 Bazaar
Fine arts & crafts at the 2014 Bazaar

Click here for a list of 2015 vendors, performers and supporters

You can help support the Zen Center by volunteering for one of the many aspects of the Bazaar. Interested? –then please contact Mike Farrand in the Zen Center office.

You can also help by spreading the word and by posting the Bazaar flyer at your favorite coffee shop.

Looking forward to seeing you and your family at the Bazaar!

Omotesenke Tea Ceremony – Living Zen

with Soei Mouri Sensei
Omotesenke Tea ceremony | Overseen by Soei Mouri Sensei.
Tea Ceremony at the 2014 Bazaar

Soei Mouri Sensei is a certified teacher of Chanoyu (tea ceremony) in the Omotesenke tradition. As the Vice President of Omotesenke Domonkai of Northern California, she has worked closely with the Omotesenke headquaters in Kyoto, Japan, and has energetically led projects to promote tea culture and to reach out and engage younger generations. In addition to offering private lessons at her residence, she teaches a college course on tea ceremony. At Sonoma Mountain Zen Center she will give a demonstration of Chanoyu and invite the audience to participate in the ceremony as tea guests. Japanese sweets and tea will be served.

Kyudo - Way of the Bow (Zen Archery)

“This annual bazaar offers the public an opportunity to experience the beauty of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in its rural setting, and to share the creativity of many of its members and friends,” says center member Neil Myers. “It will be a chance to relax and talk under the oaks, as well as to support our Mandala effort to carry on traditional Buddhist meditation practice for years to come.”

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, founded in 1973 by Jakusho Kwong-roshi and Shinko Kwong, is esteemed for its natural tranquility, in which people from all backgrounds can realize their basic goodness through Zen Buddhist practice. The Zen Center has members from throughout the United States and Canada, and from affiliate centers in Poland and Iceland.

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is located at 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa.

2015 Bazaar vendors, performers and supporters 

2015 Bazaar Raffle 


Contact: SMZC office (707) 545-8105 | smzc@smzc.net | bazaar@smzc.net


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Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404