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 at 6am PST and Thursday at 8:00pm 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 began practicing in 1997 with the Kwan Um School of Zen in Seattle. He resided at the Providence Zen Center for ten years where he held various staff positions, including Abbot. He trained as a monk for nine years, during which time he sat many long summer and winter Kyol Che retreats, and participated in retreats around the world. He now lives in Santa Clara, CA with his wife, son, and daughter. Jason received inka in 2015 and is a teacher and Vice Abbot at the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, CA and leads the Empty Gate Zen Center group in Santa Clara. He is also a teacher for Kwan Um School of Zen Online Sanghaand travels leading retreats throughout the US. For more info about the Santa Clara sitting group, visit here.