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List of Upcoming Events & Retreats

Wednesday, Aug 23
  • Sesshin (Meditation Retreat) in Collaboration with Wy'East Zen Center
    Starts: Wednesday, Aug 23 - 12:00 AM
    Ends: Sunday, Aug 27 - 11:59 PM


  • NO ONLINE MEDITATION because of sesshin
    Starts: Wednesday, Aug 23 - 2:30 PM
    Ends: Wednesday, Aug 23 - 3:30 PM

    Location: Online via videoconference


    Description:

    Join us for weekday meditation online from 7:30-8:30am Pacific Time (U.S.), Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
    This meditation is hosted by Domyo using “Zoom” videoconferencing, so you can see Domyo and other participants on your computer, tablet, or smart phone screen – and we can see you, if you chose. It can be surprisingly motivating to sit with other people, even virtually! Click here for instructions for how to participate: http://brightwayzen.org/morning-meditation-online/

    7:25 – Meeting available on Zoom
    7:30-7:55 – Zazen
    7:55 – Posture adjustment bell
    7:55-8:20 – Zazen
    8:20 – Chant Heart Sutra*
    8:30 – Greeting & end of meeting

Thursday, Aug 24
  • NO ONLINE MEDITATION because of sesshin
    Starts: Thursday, Aug 24 - 2:30 PM
    Ends: Thursday, Aug 24 - 3:30 PM

    Location: Online via videoconference


    Description:

    Join us for weekday meditation online from 7:30-8:30am Pacific Time (U.S.), Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
    This meditation is hosted by Domyo using “Zoom” videoconferencing, so you can see Domyo and other participants on your computer, tablet, or smart phone screen – and we can see you, if you chose. It can be surprisingly motivating to sit with other people, even virtually! Click here for instructions for how to participate: http://brightwayzen.org/morning-meditation-online/

    7:25 – Meeting available on Zoom
    7:30-7:55 – Zazen
    7:55 – Posture adjustment bell
    7:55-8:20 – Zazen
    8:20 – Chant Heart Sutra*
    8:30 – Greeting & end of meeting

Friday, Aug 25
  • NO ONLINE MEDITATION because of sesshin
    Starts: Friday, Aug 25 - 2:30 PM
    Ends: Friday, Aug 25 - 3:30 PM

    Location: Online via videoconference


    Description:

    Join us for weekday meditation online from 7:30-8:30am Pacific Time (U.S.), Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
    This meditation is hosted by Domyo using “Zoom” videoconferencing, so you can see Domyo and other participants on your computer, tablet, or smart phone screen – and we can see you, if you chose. It can be surprisingly motivating to sit with other people, even virtually! Click here for instructions for how to participate: http://brightwayzen.org/morning-meditation-online/

    7:25 – Meeting available on Zoom
    7:30-7:55 – Zazen
    7:55 – Posture adjustment bell
    7:55-8:20 – Zazen
    8:20 – Chant Heart Sutra*
    8:30 – Greeting & end of meeting

Saturday, Aug 26
  • NO AM ZAZEN because of sesshin
    Starts: Saturday, Aug 26 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Aug 26 - 4:30 PM

    Location: Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225, United States


    Description:

    Note: even if there is a retreat scheduled for a particular Saturday, you are welcome to join us for the zazen in the morning.

    8:30am Zazen (seated meditation)
    8:55am Kinhin (walking meditation)
    9:05am Zazen
    9:30am Closing Chant (Four Bodhisattva Vows)

Sunday, Aug 27
  • Zen Practice (Meditation Only, because of sesshin)
    Starts: Sunday, Aug 27 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Aug 27 - 7:00 PM

    Location: Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225, United States


    Description:

    No Introduction to Zazen available today, sorry! Most of us will be at sesshin.

    9:30am…………Zazen
    9:50 ……………Kinhin
    10:00……………Zazen (seated meditation)
    10:25……………Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
    10:35……………Zazen
    11:00……………Tea & Cookie Break
    11:15-Noon….....There may be an informal discussion if participants want it

    http://brightwayzen.org/meetings-placeholder/sundays/

Saturday, Sep 2
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Sep 2 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Sep 2 - 5:30 PM


    Description:

    After morning zazen, Domyo will stay for tea (you are welcome to arrive at 9:30am). This is an opportunity for an informal conversation about the Dharma, Zen practice, how to engage the world as a Buddhist, or the state of our sangha (community). You can bring questions or topics, or just let them arise naturally in the course of the conversation.

Saturday, Sep 23
  • Term Student Opening Retreat - Term Students Only
    Starts: Saturday, Sep 23 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Sep 23 - 11:30 PM


    Description:

    Term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program).

Sunday, Sep 24
  • Founder's Day Ceremony
    Starts: Sunday, Sep 24 - 5:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Sep 24 - 6:00 PM


    Description:

    This ceremony honors our temple founder, Rev. Kyogen Carlson, and his teacher Roshi Jiyu Kennett, around the anniversary of their deaths.

Saturday, Sep 30
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Sep 30 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Sep 30 - 5:30 PM


    Description:

    After morning zazen, Domyo will stay for tea (you are welcome to arrive at 9:30am). This is an opportunity for an informal conversation about the Dharma, Zen practice, how to engage the world as a Buddhist, or the state of our sangha (community). You can bring questions or topics, or just let them arise naturally in the course of the conversation.

Sunday, Oct 22
  • Segaki Festival
    Starts: Sunday, Oct 22 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Oct 22 - 7:00 PM


Saturday, Oct 28
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Oct 28 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Oct 28 - 11:30 PM


    Description:

    At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, a silent meal… we slow down, but in the midst of discipline, and our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way Zen holds regular retreats on Saturdays from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

    Registration required, $25 (or pay what you can)
    http://brightwayzen.org/sample-page/retreats/one-day-meditation-retreats/

Saturday, Nov 4
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Nov 4 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Nov 4 - 5:30 PM


    Description:

    After morning zazen, Domyo will stay for tea (you are welcome to arrive at 9:30am). This is an opportunity for an informal conversation about the Dharma, Zen practice, how to engage the world as a Buddhist, or the state of our sangha (community). You can bring questions or topics, or just let them arise naturally in the course of the conversation.

Saturday, Nov 18
  • Community Potluck Lunch
    Starts: Saturday, Nov 18 - 8:00 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Nov 18 - 10:00 PM

    Location: Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225, United States


    Description:

    Join us for a completely informal community lunch. Bring a vegetarian dish, or a beverage or dessert. Friends and family welcome.

Saturday, Nov 25
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Nov 25 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Nov 26 - 12:30 AM


    Description:

    At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, a silent meal… we slow down, but in the midst of discipline, and our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way Zen holds regular retreats on Saturdays from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

    Registration required, $25 (or pay what you can)
    http://brightwayzen.org/sample-page/retreats/one-day-meditation-retreats/

Saturday, Dec 2
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Dec 2 - 5:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Dec 2 - 6:30 PM


    Description:

    After morning zazen, Domyo will stay for tea (you are welcome to arrive at 9:30am). This is an opportunity for an informal conversation about the Dharma, Zen practice, how to engage the world as a Buddhist, or the state of our sangha (community). You can bring questions or topics, or just let them arise naturally in the course of the conversation.

Sunday, Dec 3
  • Rohatsu Sesshin at Great Vow
    Starts: Sunday, Dec 3 - 12:00 AM
    Ends: Sunday, Dec 10 - 11:59 PM

    Location: Great Vow


Saturday, Dec 16
  • Term Student Closing Retreat - Term Students Only
    Starts: Saturday, Dec 16 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Dec 17 - 12:30 AM


    Description:

    For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program).

Saturday, Dec 23
  • Holiday Break (no scheduled events)
    Starts: Saturday, Dec 23 - 12:00 AM
    Ends: Saturday, Dec 30 - 11:59 PM