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Raffle Drawing will be held on September 6

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

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Sonoma County Taiko at the 2012 Bazaar
Sonoma County Taiko at the 2012 Bazaar

    11:00 - 11:30
Sonoma County Taiko (Percussion Orchestra)

    11:35 - 12:05
Musha Martial Arts

    11:30 - 12:20
Omotesenke Tea Ceremony

    12:00 - 12:20
Shakuhachi Flute and 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

    2:00 - 2:40
Berkeley Kendo Dojo (Swordsmanship)

    2:45 - 3:00
Grand Raffle Drawing

    3:00 - 3:30
Black Sheep Brass Band

    3:00 – 3:40
Omotesenke Tea Ceremony

    3:30 - 3:35
Silent Auction Closes

    3:35 - 3:50
Black Sheep Brass Band

    3:50 - 4:00
Closing Announcements


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Raffle & Silent Auction Details

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Raffle letter to community

Information on our
vendors, performers & supporters

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

The 2014 Sonoma Mountain Zen Center Bazaar will be held on Saturday, September 6

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!


This video will show you all the fun and enjoyment you will experience at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center's annual Bazaar.

Bring the whole family up to the mountain for a great time in a beautiful place. Many local craftspersons and artists will display their diverse work. Parking is free!

The Mandala Bazaar offers an opportunity to see a variety of live performances, attend a Japanese tea ceremony performed by a master, view a wide variety of selected arts and crafts, and socialize among friends and family under the oaks on beautiful Sonoma Mountain. Sumptuous bento box lunches, assortments of delicious sweets, baked goods and refreshing drinks will also be offered for sale for your enjoyment. If you're interested in art, Zen or a unique experience, SMZC's annual bazaar has something special for you!


For kids: beanbag toss! - facepainting! - boat race! - drawing board! - kids book corner! - snowcones!


Performances and demonstrations during the day will include Omote Senke Tea Ceremony led by Mouri Sensei; Sonoma County Taiko; Kyudo, Way of the Bow zen archery by Kinko Kyudojo;  Shakuhachi Flute by Elliot Kallen and Shamisen and Koto strings by Naoko; Black Sheep Brass Band led by Brendan Buss; Berkeley Kendo Dojo with Robert Matsueda; and Musha Martial Arts with Kurt Morella. A full performance schedule is posted above on the right.

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



Buy raffle tickets in support of our fundraising goals, and bid in the Silent Auction to win fabulous prizes! Grand prizes include original framed calligraphy by Hoitsu Suzuki-roshi, and trips to Switzerland and Indonesia! Additional prizes will include entertainment, dinners, stays, wine, art and handcrafts. Win Bach Concert Tickets; stays at Jack London Hotel, Harbin Hot Springs and Sierra Springs; dinner at Yeti in Glen Ellen or Mango on Main in Napa; a case of wine from Loyd Winery; a Handbag by California Luggage Company, or Calligraphy Jim Sexton... and more!!! Visit the RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION page

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.”

Omotesenke Tea Ceremony – Living Zen

Omotesenke Tea ceremony | Soei Mouri Sensei.

with Soei Mouri Sensei
Serving times:  11:30 – 12:30, 1:30 – 2:30, 3:00 – 4:00
$10 admission - Registration encouraged – Contact SMZC office at 707-545-8105
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.


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.


Raffle letter to community

Vendors, performers and supporters 


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


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