Note: Because of COVID-19, all of our meetings are currently online. When we re-open our physical Zendo, in-person participants will need to submit proof of full vaccination and wear masks. Check our COVID updates page for more info, including estimated re-opening date.
Our events will continue to be accessible online after re-opening! See our Online Practice page for how to join us by Zoom.
Update on Our COVID-19 Measures & Re-Opening Plans
Come Check Us Out
Just show up to one of our meetings! If you have not done Soto Zen meditation before, you are encouraged to attend a 20-minute Introduction to Zazen, our form of meditation. For an Introduction, simply arrive 30 minutes early on either a Tuesday or a Sunday.
If you are familiar with meditation, simply come 5-10 minutes early so you can get an orientation to the space and the meeting’s activities. Click these links for our meeting schedules: Tuesdays Evenings and Sunday Mornings. There is time for questions during the break after meditation, and the Dharma Talks and Discussions are accessible and open to anyone.
Participate as You Feel Comfortable and Ask Questions!
At our meetings you may encounter some “religious” elements such as altars, incense, or chanting. You are not required to participate in anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, and you are invited to ask questions about why we do what we do. Click here to read more about how “religious” practices are viewed at Bright Way.
Meetings are free of charge but we are supported entirely by donation. There is a donation box in the Zendo; if you want to drop something in, it would be greatly appreciated but it isn’t necessary. Our main source of support is from members, who have decided to support Bright Way Zen because of the benefit to themselves and others. Feel free to check us out for a while and see whether practicing with us is right for you.
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