The Empty Gate Zen Center has made connections with many people around the world who are in locations where there are no Zen centers or support for practice. This is an opportunity for anyone, in any location, to practice together and have the opportunity to meet online if you have questions about Zen, meditation practice, and how to implement meditation in everyday life.

Online Streaming Meditation Practice

Check out our livestream sitting meditation session every Tuesday and Thursday at 6am PST.

One on One Skype Meeting

In response to the Sangha world-wide, we are offering the possibility to have kong-an and consulting interviews via email or through Skype and Google Hangouts. Interviews are an opportunity to ask questions or talk about Zen practice. They are a valuable source of support for people beginning practice as well for experienced practitioners.

For email support or to set up an appointment for video chat, contact Jason Quinn, JDPSN at


Jason Quinn, JDPSN grew up in California and started practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1997, with the Dharma Sound Zen Center in Seattle. In 1999 he moved to the Providence Zen Center (PZC) where he held various staff positions. He trained as a monk for nine years, during which time he sat many long summer and winter retreats, and participated in retreats around the world, including in Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Mexico. After almost a decade at PZC, in 2008 Jason relocated to Berkeley, California, where he became Abbot of the the Empty Gate Zen Center and returned to lay life. He spent a brief time back at PZC (2012-13) to serve as Abbot, and then returned to California. He now lives in Santa Clara, CA with his wife and son and leads the Empty Gate Zen Center Santa Clara group. Jason received inka in 2015 at the Providence Zen Center.