List of Upcoming Events & Retreats

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.

Friday, Nov 10
  • BWZ Member's Meeting
    Starts: Friday, Nov 10 - 3:00 AM
    Ends: Friday, Nov 10 - 5:00 AM


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


Wednesday, Dec 6
  • NO ONLINE MEDITATION (we're in sesshin)
    Starts: Wednesday, Dec 6 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Wednesday, Dec 6 - 4:30 PM

    Location: Online via videoconference


    Description:

    Sorry, no online meditation this week, Domyo and many Bright Way folks are in sesshin. See you next week!

Thursday, Dec 7
  • NO ONLINE MEDITATION (we're in sesshin)
    Starts: Thursday, Dec 7 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Thursday, Dec 7 - 4:30 PM

    Location: Online via videoconference


    Description:

    Sorry, no online meditation this week, Domyo and many Bright Way folks are in sesshin. See you next week!

Friday, Dec 8
  • NO ONLINE MEDITATION (we're in sesshin)
    Starts: Friday, Dec 8 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Friday, Dec 8 - 4:30 PM

    Location: Online via videoconference


    Description:

    Sorry, no online meditation this week, Domyo and many Bright Way folks are in sesshin. See you next week!

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


Friday, Jan 12
  • Teacher's Advisory Council Meeting
    Starts: Friday, Jan 12 - 2:30 AM
    Ends: Friday, Jan 12 - 4:30 AM


    Description:

    Invested members of Bright Way Zen (have taken Jukai and are active, pledging members) are invited to this meeting to discuss Bright Way Zen.