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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Term Student Opening Retreat

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program). Term Opening Retreat Schedule – Zoom 8:30am …….Zazen (seated meditation) 8:55 …………Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:05 …………Zazen 9:30 …………Break 9:40 …………Intro, life stories (about 20 minutes per person; time to share story and take some questions; breakout groups of 4) 11:30 ………. Zazen […]

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One-Day Retreat – In Person & Online

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  A Zen retreat can be a life-changing experience. At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, and a silent meal. We slow down, but in the midst of discipline, our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way […]

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One-Day Retreat – In Person & Online

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  A Zen retreat can be a life-changing experience. At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, and a silent meal. We slow down, but in the midst of discipline, our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way […]

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Term Student Closing Retreat

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program). Term Closing Retreat Schedule – Zoom 8:30am …….Zazen (seated meditation) 8:55 …………Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:05 …………Zazen 9:30 …………Break 9:40 …………Intro, art project 10:00 ……… Sharing term reflections (about 20 minutes per person; time to share story and take some questions; breakout groups […]

Annual Retreat

Annual RetreatMon. evening, August 23rd – Sat. morning, August 28th, 2021 Attending retreat is an extremely valuable way to deepen your zazen and build connections with Sangha. Although our retreat will not technically be a sesshin (in that it is not cloistered or residential), it will have many things in common with sesshin. Click here […]

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Term Student Opening Retreat

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program). Term Opening Retreat Schedule – Zoom 8:30am …….Zazen (seated meditation) 8:55 …………Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:05 …………Zazen 9:30 …………Break 9:40 …………Intro, life stories (about 20 minutes per person; time to share story and take some questions; breakout groups of 4) 11:30 ………. Zazen […]

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One-Day Retreat – In Person & Online

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  A Zen retreat can be a life-changing experience. At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, and a silent meal. We slow down, but in the midst of discipline, our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way […]

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Term Student Closing Retreat

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program). Term Closing Retreat Schedule – Zoom 8:30am …….Zazen (seated meditation) 8:55 …………Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:05 …………Zazen 9:30 …………Break 9:40 …………Intro, art project 10:00 ……… Sharing term reflections (about 20 minutes per person; time to share story and take some questions; breakout groups […]