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April 2021

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

April 21 @ 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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BWZ Board Meeting

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

An event every year that begins at 6:30 pm on the third Wednesday of January, repeating until January 31, 2022

An event every year that begins at 6:30 pm on day third of April, repeating until April 30, 2022

An event every year that begins at 6:30 pm on the third Wednesday of July, repeating until July 31, 2022

An event every year that begins at 6:30 pm on the third Wednesday of October, repeating until October 31, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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BWZ Board Meeting BWZ board meetings are open to the public except for an executive session at the beginning, which is usually short. Once they join the meeting, guests have 10 minutes to speak, and then may observe the board address its agenda. A draft agenda will be posted here, in the calendar description, a few days before the meeting. For more details on participating in BWZ board meetings, please click here to read our Policy on Public Attendance at…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

April 22 @ 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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Precept Study Group 2021: 11 Meetings

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 24, 2021

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

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 the precepts in a more informal setting, or for those for whom Tuesday evening class Pacific Time (8-9pm) is too late in your time zone,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

April 23 @ 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 24 @ 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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Saturday Sangha Meeting – ONLINE

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

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Dharma Cloud Lineage Day

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Note: This event is happening concurrently (at the same time as) Bright Way's usual Sunday Program, so you need to decide which event to attend. Our Bright Way Zen lineage comes through Dharma Rain Zen Center - particularly through my teachers, Kyogen and Gyokuko Carlson, and their teacher, Roshi Jiyu Kennett. (Click here to learn more.) We have named this the "Dharma Cloud Lineage" (Gyokuko, Kyogen, and Roshi Kennett all had the family Dharma name "Houn" or "cloud.") Once…

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