Tassajara is one of three practice communities that comprise the San Francisco Zen Center, which also includes City Center in San Francisco and Green Gulch Farm in Marin. Tassajara is nestled in a mountain valley, inland from the Big Sur coast in a remote part of the Ventana Wilderness and is dedicated to Zen Center’s mission, which is “to embody, express, and make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha.”

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

900 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

10 - 50

Dry season

Wet season

Living Conditions.


  • private room


  • None: Off the grid

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