Sunday Morning Practice: Chanting, Zazen, and Study


PLEASE NOTE: To slow the spread of Covid-19 in our community, all of our meetings will be online for a while. See the adapted online Sunday schedule below!

Sunday Morning Online Schedule

Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule?
Please feel free to arrive or leave at any point.

9:00am…………..Introduction to Zazen available to newcomers – just log in early. Click here for instructions on how to join our Zoom meetings. Also go ahead and log in early just to chat with others.

9:30am………….Chanting Service (click here for a copy of Full Service A)

Please keep yourself muted during chanting; sadly, it doesn’t work to chant together on Zoom because of the slight time delays.

10:00……………..Zazen (seated meditation)


Slow walking meditation – stay sitting, do kinhin, or stand and stretch off camera



Participants will be broken into small groups to visit; stay and chat with your group or take a short break before class

11:15-12:15…….Dharma Talk followed by Q&A

When we’re meeting at the Zendo:

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 Zen, and click here to read the things we chant.

After chanting we break for tea and cookies, and then at 11:15 we return to the Zendo for a Dharma talk or discussion (Dharma means Buddhist teaching). For a general description of our meetings, click hereAll are welcome!

Schedule (when we’re meeting at the Zendo)

Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

9:00am             Introduction to Zazen available to newcomers

9:30am             Chanting Service
10:00                Zazen (seated meditation)
10:25                  Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
10:35                  Zazen – Sanzen available
11:00                  Tea & Cookie Break
11:15-12:15    Dharma Talk or Class

Events for week of September 21, 2020

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Tue 22nd

Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 23rd

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

September 23 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting – ONLINE

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 24th

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

September 24 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Nine Fields of Zen Practice Study Group

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 25th

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

September 25 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Sat 26th

Just Sitting – ONLINE

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

One-Day Retreat – ONLINE

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 27th

Sunday Practice – ONLINE

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dharma Talk – ONLINE

September 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm