All meetings and events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. 

Some events are open to in-person participation, please check the event listing and our COVID updates page for more info.

You can also join us online by Zoom: Online Practice page.

Please note that all event times are listed in PACIFIC TIME. Click here for a handy Time Zone Converter.

Bright Way Zen Staff: Click here for the Staffing Spreadsheet, and here for staffing Google calendar.

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Nehan Ceremony

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  Our annual Nehan ceremony commemorates the Buddha's death and celebrates the teaching and tradition he left for us. Join Us In Person In-person participation is limited at this time […]

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Wesak Ceremony

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  Our annual Wesak ceremony celebrates the birth of Buddha. If we are still meeting only online, this ceremony will be adapted and held in place of our usual morning […]

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Jukai Ceremony

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  Our annual Jukai ceremony is where people who have prepared and studied the precepts can formally become Buddhists. Read more about the precepts and Jukai here. All are welcome […]

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Founder’s Day Ceremony

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

This ceremony honors our temple founder, Rev. Kyogen Carlson, and his teacher Roshi Jiyu Kennett, around the anniversary of their deaths. The Sunday program will continue after the ceremony with […]

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Segaki/Sejiki Festival

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Segaki (more recently called Sejiki by the Soto school) is our annual Soto Zen "Festival of the Hungry Ghosts." Mythologically, hungry ghosts are beings who have been reborn after death […]