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Bright Way Zen

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12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
(971) 770-1299 https://brightwayzen.org/
McMenamin's Grand Lodge

Bright Way Zen’s Mission

Our mission is to help people find spiritual peace, deepen their wisdom, and manifest compassion. We do this by providing access to the teachings and practices of Soto Zen Buddhism, maintaining a harmonious and welcoming spiritual community, and supporting a vital and sustainable Zen center that will be here for future generations.
Click here to read our Vision.

McMenamin's Grand Lodge

July 2019

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

July 24 @ 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

July 27 @ 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

July 27 @ 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 October 12, 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

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

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

July 28 @ 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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Guest Talk: Zen Teacher Jyoshin Clay

July 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Guest Talk at BWZ Join us for a talk on July 28 with Zen Teacher Jyoshin Clay from Dharma Rain Zen Center. Jyoshin's Bio: Jyoshin Catherine Clay holds a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Kansas, and is currently working on an M.Div from Maitripa College in Portland. She spent several years as a tech in a neuroscience lab at the Vollum Institute at OHSU. She has been a member of DRZC since 2001, took Jukai in 2004, and…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

July 30 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

July 31 @ 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, 2019

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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Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting

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

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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August 2019

Just Sitting

August 3 @ 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

August 3 @ 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

August 4 @ 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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Parent’s Meet & Greet

August 6 @ 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, 2020

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

August 6 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

August 7 @ 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, 2019

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 »

Just Sitting

August 10 @ 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…

Find out more »

Poetry Group

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

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 October 12, 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

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

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…

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

August 11 @ 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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Dharma Talk with Domyo

August 11 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on September 8, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on June 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, Domyo may present the essence of a book chapter, essay, or magazine article by another teacher and then we have a discussion. Or we may have some kind of ceremony at this time; check the Event Calendar for what's happening on any given Sunday. The Dharma Talk will follow…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

August 13 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

August 14 @ 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, 2019

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…

Find out more »

Just Sitting

August 17 @ 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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BWZ Monthly Book Group

August 17 @ 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, 2020

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

August 18 @ 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 »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

August 20 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

August 21 @ 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, 2019

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 »

Just Sitting

August 24 @ 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…

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

August 25 @ 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 »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

August 27 @ 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…

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

August 28 @ 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, 2019

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 »

Just Sitting

August 31 @ 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…

Find out more »

September 2019

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 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
+ 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 »

Parent’s Meet & Greet

September 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, 2020

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   

Find out more »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 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
+ 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…

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

September 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, 2019

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 »

Just Sitting

September 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
+ 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

September 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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Community Potluck

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Community Potluck Lunch Join us for an informal community lunch. Bring a vegetarian dish, beverage, or dessert to share. If possible, please also bring silverware and plates. Friends and family welcome.    

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 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
+ 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

September 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 with Domyo

September 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on September 8, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on June 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, Domyo may present the essence of a book chapter, essay, or magazine article by another teacher and then we have a discussion. Or we may have some kind of ceremony at this time; check the Event Calendar for what's happening on any given Sunday. The Dharma Talk will follow…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

September 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

September 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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BWZ Monthly Book Group

September 14 @ 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, 2020

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

September 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

September 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

September 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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Term Student Opening Retreat

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program). Click here for information on our Term Student Program!

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 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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Founder’s Day Ceremony

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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This ceremony honors our temple founder, Rev. Kyogen Carlson, and his teacher Roshi Jiyu Kennett, around the anniversary of their deaths.

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

September 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

September 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

September 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 October 12, 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

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

September 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 with Shintai

September 29 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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One event on September 29, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on November 17, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on March 15, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on April 19, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on May 24, 2020 at 11:15 am

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

Dharma Talk at BWZ Join us for a Dharma Talk with Shintai who is a Zen Teacher at Bright Way Zen. All are welcome. Please click here for Shintai's Bio.    

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October 2019

Parent’s Meet & Greet

October 1 @ 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, 2020

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

October 1 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

October 2 @ 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

October 5 @ 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

October 5 @ 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

October 6 @ 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 with Domyo

October 6 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on September 8, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on June 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, Domyo may present the essence of a book chapter, essay, or magazine article by another teacher and then we have a discussion. Or we may have some kind of ceremony at this time; check the Event Calendar for what's happening on any given Sunday. The Dharma Talk will follow…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 8 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

October 9 @ 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

October 12 @ 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

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

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 October 12, 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

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

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…

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

October 13 @ 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

October 13 @ 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 15 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

October 16 @ 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, 2019

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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BWZ Board Meeting

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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BWZ Board Meeting BWZ board meetings are open to the public except for an executive session at the beginning, which is usually short. Once they join the meeting, guests have 10 minutes to speak, and then may observe the board address its agenda. A draft agenda will be posted here, in the calendar description, a few days before the meeting. For more details on participating in BWZ board meetings, please click here to read our Policy on Public Attendance at…

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Just Sitting

October 19 @ 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

October 19 @ 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, 2020

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

October 20 @ 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 with Shintai

October 20 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on September 29, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on November 17, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on March 15, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on April 19, 2020 at 11:15 am

One event on May 24, 2020 at 11:15 am

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

Dharma Talk at BWZ Join us for a Dharma Talk with Shintai who is a Zen Teacher at Bright Way Zen. All are welcome. Please click here for Shintai's Bio.    

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 22 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

October 23 @ 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

October 26 @ 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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One-Day Retreat

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on January 25, 2020 at 8:30 am

One event on April 25, 2020 at 8:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  A Zen retreat can be a life-changing experience. At a retreat we pay mindful attention throughout the day to our meditation, our breath, chanting, silent work, and a silent meal. We slow down, but in the midst of discipline, our minds and bodies have a chance to catch up with each other. Bright Way Zen holds one-day retreats in January, April, and October. Please visit the Event Calendar or click on "Recurring Events (see all)" at the top of…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

October 27 @ 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 29 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

October 30 @ 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, 2019

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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November 2019

Just Sitting

November 2 @ 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

November 2 @ 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

November 3 @ 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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Segaki Festival

November 3 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Parent’s Meet & Greet

November 5 @ 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, 2020

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

November 5 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

November 6 @ 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, 2019

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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Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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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Just Sitting

November 9 @ 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

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Community Potluck Lunch Join us for an informal community lunch. Bring a vegetarian dish, beverage, or dessert to share. If possible, please also bring silverware and plates. Friends and family welcome.    

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

November 10 @ 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

November 10 @ 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 with Domyo

November 10 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

One event on September 8, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on November 10, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on March 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on June 30, 2019 at 11:15 am

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, Domyo may present the essence of a book chapter, essay, or magazine article by another teacher and then we have a discussion. Or we may have some kind of ceremony at this time; check the Event Calendar for what's happening on any given Sunday. The Dharma Talk will follow…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

November 12 @ 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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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

November 13 @ 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, 2019

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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Just Sitting

November 16 @ 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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