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Domyo Burk

Domyo Burk
Shintai Jody Dungay

Domyo studied and worked as a wildlife biologist before beginning Zen practice at Dharma Rain Zen Center (DRZC) in 1996. She spent five years practicing intensively as a lay person, and then was ordained as a Zen monk in 2001 by Gyokuko Carlson Roshi. The first seven years of Domyo’s monastic training were spent in full-time residential practice at DRZC except for a practice period at Tassajara monastery in California and time practicing at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon.

On October 18th, 2010, Domyo received Dharma Transmission (authorization to teach in the Soto Zen lineage) from Gyokuko Carlson Roshi. Click here to read more about the Dharma Cloud lineage. She was a full-time staff member at DRZC from 2000 until the fall of 2011, when she resigned in order to focus her Dharma work on Bright Way Zen. Domyo is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association (SZBA) and participated in the SZBA Dharma Heritage Ceremony in October 2012. She was a member of the SZBA Board of Directors from 2007 until 2013, and Administrative Coordinator of the SZBA from 2013 until May 2016.

Domyo regards both Gyokuko Carlson Roshi and Kyogen Carlson Roshi, founders of Dharma Rain Zen Center, as her teachers. Her training at Dharma Rain gave her a profound respect for both lay and priest practice, and a passionate curiosity about how to inspire and support deep Zen practice in the midst of lay life. She currently lives in Cedar Hills (Beaverton OR) with her husband John Burk, senior announcer at All Classical Portland KQAC. Their lives are enriched and challenged by two African Grey parrots, Isaac and UrsulaCurly, a cockapoo, and Sukha, a one-of-kind terrier mix. Domyo is the author of Idiot’s Guides: Zen Living, and produces weekly episodes on the Zen Studies Podcast.

Domyo is also Bright Way Zen’s spiritual and executive director, as defined in our bylaws.

Shintai Jody Dungay

January 2020

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

January 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

January 29 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

January 30 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

January 31 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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February 2020

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 1 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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The first Saturday of the month the Sangha meets for tea after morning Zazen. Please join us after Zazen if you would like, or you are also welcome to arrive at 9:30am. This is an opportunity for an informal conversation with other Sangha members about the Dharma, Zen practice, how to engage the world as a Buddhist, or the state of our Sangha (community). You can bring questions or topics, or just let them arise naturally in the course of…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

Find out more »

Dharma Talk

February 2 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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1st Tuesday Parent's Meet & Greet On the first Tuesday of each month, we have an informal meeting for parents to get together. Come and introduce yourself to other parents in the Sangha, and share your ideas to help develop Bright Way's Family and Children's program to meet your needs. If you have questions or comments, please contact Marcia Kahn 503-704-4887 or dahnmarcia@gmail.com   

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 5 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 6 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 8 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Children’s Program

February 9 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:20 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on April 7, 2019 at 10:20 am

One event on June 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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2nd Sunday Children's Program The children's program coincides with the Sunday morning Zen schedule. It occurs during Kinhin and the second period of Zazen which allows parents to bring their kids and still participate in the morning practice. The program includes singing, dancing, storytelling, art projects, and walks in nature. The kids will join the rest of the group at 11am for tea and snacks. Please arrive around 10:15, quietly take off your shoes (the adults will be meditating), and come to…

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Nehan Ceremony

February 9 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Nehan Ceremony   Nehan is  traditional ceremony commemorating the death of Shakyamuni Buddha after 40 years of compassionate teaching.  

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

Find out more »

Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 13 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 14 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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BWZ Monthly Book Group

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  This is a small, student-led reading group which focuses on Zen or Buddhist books. If you're interested in joining, please contact Domyo: info@brightwayzen.org    

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

Find out more »

Dharma Talk

February 16 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ Google Map

  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on July 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Invested members of Bright Way Zen (have taken Jukai and are active, pledging members) are invited to this meeting to discuss Bright Way Zen.  

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 20 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 21 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 22 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Community Potluck

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day 22 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States

Join us for an informal community lunch. Bring a vegetarian dish, beverage, or dessert to share. Friends and family welcome! If you remember, please bring your own reusable plates, silverware, and napkins, but if you forget don't worry, we have some you can use.

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

February 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 26 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 27 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

February 29 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

February 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Poetry Group

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Join a group of your fellow practitioners in sharing  and writing spiritual poetry. We will sit zazen for 10 mins and then read aloud poems that speak to where we are on our spiritual path. We will then write our own poems and share them with the group. You don’t have to be a poet to participate, all that is required is that you are committed to the practice and are willing to explore in words the ways in which…

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March 2020

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

March 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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1st Tuesday Parent's Meet & Greet On the first Tuesday of each month, we have an informal meeting for parents to get together. Come and introduce yourself to other parents in the Sangha, and share your ideas to help develop Bright Way's Family and Children's program to meet your needs. If you have questions or comments, please contact Marcia Kahn 503-704-4887 or dahnmarcia@gmail.com   

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Precepts Class

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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See Tuesday Study for more information.

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 4 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 5 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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The first Saturday of the month the Sangha meets for tea after morning Zazen. Please join us after Zazen if you would like, or you are also welcome to arrive at 9:30am. This is an opportunity for an informal conversation with other Sangha members about the Dharma, Zen practice, how to engage the world as a Buddhist, or the state of our Sangha (community). You can bring questions or topics, or just let them arise naturally in the course of…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Children’s Program

March 8 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:20 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on April 7, 2019 at 10:20 am

One event on June 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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2nd Sunday Children's Program The children's program coincides with the Sunday morning Zen schedule. It occurs during Kinhin and the second period of Zazen which allows parents to bring their kids and still participate in the morning practice. The program includes singing, dancing, storytelling, art projects, and walks in nature. The kids will join the rest of the group at 11am for tea and snacks. Please arrive around 10:15, quietly take off your shoes (the adults will be meditating), and come to…

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Dharma Talk

March 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Precepts Class

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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See Tuesday Study for more information.

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 11 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 13 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 14 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Shuso Hossen

March 15 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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The "Shuso Hossen" ceremony is the shuso's ceremonial testing. The Shuso is a community's "head student" or "chief junior" - responsible for making the Zendo a supportive place of refuge for her/his fellow practitioners. (Click here to learn more about the role of Shuso.)

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Precepts Class

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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See Tuesday Study for more information.

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 18 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 20 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 21 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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BWZ Monthly Book Group

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  This is a small, student-led reading group which focuses on Zen or Buddhist books. If you're interested in joining, please contact Domyo: info@brightwayzen.org    

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

March 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Precepts Class

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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See Tuesday Study for more information.

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 25 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 26 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 27 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Online – Zazen & Chanting Practice

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Meditate with Us Online Join Domyo and others for online meditation via Zoom videoconferencing. Morning meditation happens Wed-Sat, and anyone is welcome to participate.  If you are looking for more opportunities to participate with online Sangha and teachers, I recommend checking out Treeleaf, a large and successful online Zen community. Hope to see you, Domyo   Zoom Instructions: Click here for detailed instructions on how to download the free Zoom app and connect. The Zoom meeting room ID is 469•365•5898 (or,…

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Just Sitting

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE:  Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am.  If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…

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Poetry Group

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Join a group of your fellow practitioners in sharing  and writing spiritual poetry. We will sit zazen for 10 mins and then read aloud poems that speak to where we are on our spiritual path. We will then write our own poems and share them with the group. You don’t have to be a poet to participate, all that is required is that you are committed to the practice and are willing to explore in words the ways in which…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

March 29 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Dharma Talk On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts 30-45 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 9:00            Introduction…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, 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 one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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