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List of Upcoming Events & Retreats

Wednesday, Apr 26
  • Zen Practice
    Starts: Wednesday, Apr 26 - 2:00 AM
    Ends: Wednesday, Apr 26 - 4:00 AM

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


    Description:

    6:30pm………Introduction to Zazen available to newcomers

    7:00pm……..Recitation of a Zen teaching
    7:10…………..Zazen (seated meditation)
    7:30…………..Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
    7:40…………..Zazen - Sanzen available
    8:00…………..Tea & Cookies
    8:15-9:00……Dharma Talk and/or Reading with Discussion

    http://brightwayzen.org/meetings-placeholder/weekly-schedule/

  • Guest Speaker: Wajdi Said from the Muslim Educational Trust
    Starts: Wednesday, Apr 26 - 3:15 AM
    Ends: Wednesday, Apr 26 - 4:00 AM


Sunday, Apr 30
  • Precept Study Class 7
    Starts: Sunday, Apr 30 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM


Saturday, May 6
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, May 6 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, May 6 - 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, May 7
  • Precept Study Class 8
    Starts: Sunday, May 7 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, May 7 - 7:00 PM


Sunday, May 14
  • Precept Study Class 9
    Starts: Sunday, May 14 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, May 14 - 7:00 PM


Saturday, May 20
  • Term Student Closing Retreat - Term Students Only
    Starts: Saturday, May 20 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, May 20 - 11:30 PM


    Description:

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

Sunday, May 21
  • Jukai (Taking the Precepts and Formally Becoming a Buddhist)
    Starts: Sunday, May 21 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, May 21 - 7:00 PM


Saturday, Jun 3
  • Dharma Tea with Sangha
    Starts: Saturday, Jun 3 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Jun 3 - 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, Jun 10
  • Community Potluck Lunch
    Starts: Saturday, Jun 10 - 7:00 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Jun 10 - 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, Jun 24
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Jun 24 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Jun 24 - 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, 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, 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.

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.