Tuesday Evening Zazen and Study

On Tuesday evenings 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 a 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for study and discussion (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome!

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. Depending on current COVID conditions, masks may also be required for everyone. 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

Online Tuesday Schedule

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

New to zazen?  Check out Domyo’s Essential Instructions for the Practice of Zazen

7:00pm……..Recitation of  a Zen Teaching (click here for our chants) Please keep yourself muted during chanting; sadly, it doesn’t work to chant  together on Zoom because of the slight time delays.

7:15…………..Zazen (seated meditation)

7:45…………..Break (Participants will be broken into small groups to visit, but you can also choose to take a short break before class)


Tuesday Study

On Tuesday evenings Domyo or a senior student presents a teaching, and then we have a discussion. It isn’t necessary to have read or studied ahead of time. Click here to see a schedule of our upcoming Tuesday evening study topics.

Learn the Basics

Zen LivingYou don’t need to know anything about Zen in order to participate in Tuesday study, but if you’d like to know more about Zen teachings and practice, you might want to check out Domyo’s book, Zen Living. Copies are available for purchase at Bright Way as well as on Amazon and at local bookstores.

Schedule (when we meet at the Zendo)

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

6:30pm………Introduction to Zazen available to newcomers

7:00pm……..Recitation of a Zen teaching
7:15…………..Zazen (seated meditation) – Sanzen available
7:45…………..Tea & Cookies
8:00-9:00……Dharma Talk or Class