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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Segaki/Sejiki Festival

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Segaki (more recently called Sejiki by the Soto school) is our annual Soto Zen "Festival of the Hungry Ghosts." Mythologically, hungry ghosts are beings who have been reborn after death […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]