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On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE: Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am. If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…Find out more »
This is a small, student-led reading group which focuses on Zen or Buddhist books. If you're interested in joining, please contact Domyo: firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
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 zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…Find out more »
Dharma Talk at BWZ Join us for a Dharma Talk with Shintai who is a Zen Teacher at Bright Way Zen. All are welcome. Please click here for Shintai's Bio.Find out more »
Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching (click here to read the things we recite), and then one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…Find out more »