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All events are currently happen online. We will start in-person meetings once COVID infection rates and hospitalizations in Oregon have remained low for at least a couple of months.  After we start meeting in person we will continue to offer the opportunity to join our regular practice events virtually. 

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March 2021

Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States

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!      

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 31 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2022

  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 25 minutes in - Posture adjustment bell (go ahead and move, stretch, etc.) Second 25 minutes – Zazen Last 8-10 minutes - Chant Heart Sutra…

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April 2021

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

April 1 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2022

  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 25 minutes in - Posture adjustment bell (go ahead and move, stretch, etc.) Second 25 minutes – Zazen Last 8-10 minutes - Chant Heart Sutra…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

April 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 1, 2022

  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 25 minutes in - Posture adjustment bell (go ahead and move, stretch, etc.) Second 25 minutes – Zazen Last 8-10 minutes - Chant Heart Sutra…

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

April 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Saturday "Just Sitting:" Online via Zoom, 8:30-9:30am To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Saturday morning practice online. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!  

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One-Day Retreat – ONLINE

April 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
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One event on August 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on October 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on January 23, 2021 at 8:30 am

One event on April 3, 2021 at 8:30 am

One event on May 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

One event on October 9, 2021 at 8:30 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  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 Zen holds one-day retreats several times a year. Please visit the Event Calendar for more information on them. Due to the coronavirus, all of Bright…

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Sunday Practice – ONLINE

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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!          

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Wesak Ceremony

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  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 chanting service. Wesak  (pronounced Vay-sock) is celebrated all over the world, in all forms of Buddhism, and commemorates the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha (traditionally held on April 8th). All are welcome to join the ceremony.  

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