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Regular Weekly Meetings
All meetings are currently online ~ Times are listed in Pacific time
No message posted on a website heals the suffering being caused in our country by systemic racism, particularly the anguish and conflict caused by the inexcusable, repeated murders of unarmed black people, often by those sworn to protect us.
For what it is worth, Bright Way Zen bears witness to the injustice, empathizes with those suffering persecution and loss, acknowledges the culpability of white people in perpetuation of a racist system, and promises to do what we can to bring about a more just world for all.
The Children’s Programs at Dharma Rain will begin soon via Zoom for the Spring Term. They will meet for 6 consecutive Sundays, March 28th through May 2nd, from 10:30 to 11:30. Registration is now open! Click here for more information.
Bright Way Zen’s Mission
Our mission is to help people find spiritual peace, deepen their wisdom, and manifest compassion. We do this by providing access to the teachings and practices of Soto Zen Buddhism, maintaining a harmonious and welcoming spiritual community, and supporting a vital and sustainable Zen center that will be here for future generations.
Click here to read our Vision.
Because of COVID-19, all of our meetings are online until further notice. Our calendar reflects the assumption we’ll be online-only through 2021, but if we’re able to meet in person sooner than that (fingers crossed!), our calendar will be updated.
Please note that we’re gained many valuable Sangha members from all over the country and the world since we’ve been online, so even when we start meeting again in person at our Zendo, we’ll continue to offer online participation in all of our regularly scheduled practice.
Statement of Inclusivity
This Sangha acknowledges that suffering is a human condition which can be made worse because of biases or prejudices for or against any race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, political party, or other belief or position. This Sangha welcomes and affirms all who come here to seek the Way, and who will work toward respectful acceptance of others across our many differences, harmonizing the one and the many.
We also acknowledge that bias, prejudice, and privilege can be blinding. If you experience anything at Bright Way that isn’t consistent with the aspiration in our Statement of Inclusivity, please let us know. You can contact our teacher, Domyo, confidentially via email (info[at]brightwayzen.org).
Connect to Our Sangha Using Zoom
Zoom video is a free program that lets you connect to a videoconference meeting.
Our Teacher Domyo’s Weekly Podcast:
A Note about Allergies:
When meeting at our Zendo, we minimize the use of incense (we light a stick momentarily at the beginning of a meditation period, offer it at the altar, and then immediately put it out).