Kannon Do "planted the flag" of Zen practice in Silicon Valley more than 40 years ago. Since then it has enriched the spiritual life of the greater Silicon Valley community and reminds us of our shared universal nature and interconnectedness.
Kannon Do encourages its members to discover spirituality in whatever they do, to express mindfulness, self-discipline and creativity in the activities of our ordinary lives.
Primary activities include meditation, exploration of Buddhist teachings, and discovering ways that Zen practice can be expressed in the activities of daily life. Many of our members work in high tech.
Kannon Do is a non-residential center, voluntarily maintained and supported by its members. There are no membership requirements to participate in its activities and everybody is welcome.
We are delighted to have an anonymous $5,000 grant and want to raise additional funds to create a garden at the rear of the property, open to the neighborhood and the larger community.
The nearly one quarter acre will provide a large space for viewing and contemplation, and will include shade trees, plants and grasses, sitting areas, a walking path, and a dry pond.
In addition, it will have space set aside for a children’s planting area. Here, children will learn the fundamentals of creating and taking care of their own vegetable and flower garden and they will gain experience working together cooperatively in this common project.