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. […]

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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 […]

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One-Day Retreat – In Person & Online

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  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 […]

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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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Annual Member’s Meeting

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Please attend Bright Way Zen’s Annual Member’s Meeting! While the title of the meeting refers to “members” all are welcome to attend.   The purpose of this meeting is to create an opportunity for […]

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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. […]