All meetings and events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Please note that all event times are listed in Pacific Standard Time. Join us! 

All events are listed as occurring online through 2021, but we hope to begin meeting in person again by the summer.
After we start meeting in person we will continue to offer the opportunity to join our regular practice events virtually. 

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Saturday Sangha Meeting – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Domyo and other Sangha members stay after Saturday morning zazen for personal check-ins about our practice lives. Click here for information about Saturday morning practice and how to connect! Saturday Zen Practice Schedule Just Sitting: 8:30 - 9:30am Sangha Meeting: 9:30-10:30am

Sunday Practice – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Sunday Practice: Online via Zoom Because of Covid-19, we are holding our Sunday practice online until further notice. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!          

Guest Speaker: Guo Gu

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Our natural awakening—or buddha-nature—is inherent within all of us and waiting to be realized. Buddha-nature has the qualities of both silence and illumination, and by working with silent illumination meditation you can find your own awakening. In Silent Illumination, Chan Buddhist teacher Guo Gu (click here for a bio) introduces you to the significance and methods […]

Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Tuesday Practice: Online via Zoom For information about the book we are studying and a study schedule please visit our Tuesday Evening Study page by clicking here. To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Tuesday practice online.  Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!     […]

Annual Precept Study Classes 2021: 11-Class Series

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Annual Precept Study 2021: 11-Class Series Our annual study of the Buddhist moral precepts is led by senior students. It culminates in our annual precept ceremony on June 27th where people who completed precept study can formally become Zen Buddhists. Click here to learn more about the Zen Bodhisattva Precepts, practicing with the precepts in our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Precept Study Group 2021: 11 Meetings

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Precept Study Group: 11 Meetings We study the Buddhist moral precepts every year (click here for information on our 2021 Tuesday class series on the topic).  Click here to learn more about the Zen Bodhisattva Precepts, practicing with the precepts in our lineage, and other suggested study texts. For those who want additional time to discuss […]