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. Please participate or observe as you feel comfortable; 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.

If you don’t want to attend the chanting service but want to sit zazen (seated meditation), simply arrive shortly before 10am and join us once chanting is over. On Sundays we sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between.  

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
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 March 25, 2019

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Mon 25th
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Tue 26th

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Precept Study Class

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 27th

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Thu 28th

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Precept Study Class

March 28 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 29th
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Sat 30th

Just Sitting

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Sun 31st

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dharma Talk with Domyo

March 31 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm