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List of Upcoming Events & Retreats

Saturday, Jul 1
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Jul 1 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Jul 1 - 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, Jul 22
  • Community Potluck Lunch
    Starts: Saturday, Jul 22 - 7:00 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Jul 22 - 9:00 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, Aug 5
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Aug 5 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Aug 5 - 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.

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


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