Sunday Morning Practice: Chanting, Zazen, and Study

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!


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 16, 2019

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Tue 17th

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 18th

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sat 21st

Just Sitting

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Term Student Opening Retreat

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 22nd

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Founder’s Day Ceremony

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest Talk: Rev. Gyokuko Carlson

September 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm