List of Upcoming Events & Retreats

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: Monday, Jan 1 - 11:59 PM


Friday, Jan 19
  • BWZ Board Meeting
    Starts: Friday, Jan 19 - 2:30 AM
    Ends: Friday, Jan 19 - 4:30 AM


Saturday, Jan 27
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Jan 27 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Jan 28 - 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 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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

Friday, Feb 16
  • Teacher's Advisory Council Meeting
    Starts: Friday, Feb 16 - 2:30 AM
    Ends: Friday, Feb 16 - 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.

Saturday, Feb 24
  • Term Student Opening Retreat - Term Students Only
    Starts: Saturday, Feb 24 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Feb 25 - 12:30 AM


    Description:

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

Saturday, Mar 24
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Mar 24 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Mar 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 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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

Saturday, Apr 28
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Apr 28 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Apr 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 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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

Sunday, May 20
  • Jukai (Taking the Precepts and Formally Becoming a Buddhist)
    Starts: Sunday, May 20 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, May 20 - 7:00 PM


Saturday, May 26
  • Term Student Closing Retreat - Term Students Only
    Starts: Saturday, May 26 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, May 26 - 11:30 PM


    Description:

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

Saturday, Jun 23
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Jun 23 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Jun 23 - 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 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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

Friday, Jul 27
  • BWZ Board Meeting
    Starts: Friday, Jul 27 - 1:30 AM
    Ends: Friday, Jul 27 - 3:30 AM


Wednesday, Aug 8
  • Annual WEBZ Sesshin (Wy'East-Bright Way Zen Retreat at Fireside Center)
    Starts: Wednesday, Aug 8 - 12:00 AM
    Ends: Sunday, Aug 12 - 11:59 PM

    Location: Fireside Center)


Sunday, Sep 16
  • Founder's Day Ceremony
    Starts: Sunday, Sep 16 - 5:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Sep 16 - 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.

Friday, Sep 21
  • Teacher's Advisory Council Meeting
    Starts: Friday, Sep 21 - 1:30 AM
    Ends: Friday, Sep 21 - 3:30 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.

Saturday, Sep 22
  • Term Student Opening Retreat - Term Students Only
    Starts: Saturday, Sep 22 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Sep 22 - 11:30 PM


    Description:

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

Saturday, Oct 20
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Oct 20 - 3:30 PM
    Ends: Saturday, Oct 20 - 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 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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

Sunday, Oct 28
  • Segaki Festival
    Starts: Sunday, Oct 28 - 6:15 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Oct 28 - 7:00 PM


Monday, Nov 19
  • BWZ Annual Member's Meeting
    Starts: Monday, Nov 19 - 6:30 AM
    Ends: Monday, Nov 19 - 8:00 AM

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


    Description:

    All members of Bright Way are encouraged to attend our first annual members' meeting, but anyone is welcome.

    The meeting will include:
    A very brief history of Bright Way Zen, and an introduction to how we take care of our administrative, legal and financial matters (for new members)
    Brief reports: budget (where your money goes!), membership, attendance, new innovations over the last year
    An update on Bright Way Zen's vision for the future (Our Dream of Developing Community)
    Time for brainstorming and input from you

    There will be time for questions and suggestions. Most Bright Way Zen board members will be in attendance to help present and to answer questions.

Saturday, Nov 24
  • One-day Retreat
    Starts: Saturday, Nov 24 - 4:30 PM
    Ends: Sunday, Nov 25 - 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 8:30am until 4:30pm.

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