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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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

  Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. Joining us for morning zazen & chanting? Click HERE for a copy of our chants.     Schedule Feel free to join or leave at any time. Five minutes early – Meeting available on Zoom First 25 minutes – Zazen […]

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BWZ Podcast Study Group – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

BWZ Podcast Study Group Thursdays, 4-5 pm PDT   We are a peer-led study group which focuses on Domyo’s weekly Zen Studies Podcast episodes. Every week we will open a space for discussion of one episode, prioritizing the current ones. Please join us! For more information about the Zen Studies Podcast please click here. The […]

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

  Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. Joining us for morning zazen & chanting? Click HERE for a copy of our chants.     Schedule Feel free to join or leave at any time. Five minutes early – Meeting available on Zoom First 25 minutes – Zazen […]

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Saturday "Just Sitting:" Online via Zoom, 8:30-9:30am. We meet online Saturday mornings to sit zazen together. After sitting all are welcome to join the Saturday Sangha meeting as well.  Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!  

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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 […]

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Sunday Practice

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). Click here for the Sunday Schedule.  Join Us […]

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Dharma Talk

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts about 30 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Click here for the full […]

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Tuesday Evening Practice

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  On Tuesday evenings we recite a short Zen teaching and sit zazen. After a short break, Domyo or a senior student presents a teaching, and then we have a discussion. It isn’t necessary to have read or studied ahead of time. View our upcoming schedule of Tuesday evening study topics. Click here for the Tuesday […]