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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

March 2019

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

March 21 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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 »

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

March 28 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

March 31 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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, we tend to read a chapter from a book or essay out loud together and then have a discussion. The Dharma Talk will follow the morning practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel…

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April 2019

Parent’s Meet & Greet

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm 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

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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 »

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

April 4 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am 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

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

April 7 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:20am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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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Wesak Ceremony

April 7 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Wesak Ceremony (Festival of the Buddha's Birth) Wesak commemorates the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha (traditionally held on April 8th).    

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

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

Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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 »

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

April 11 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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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Awakening to Whiteness

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness - 6 Part Series Open to registered participants only Starting in January 2019, we will meet monthly on the second Saturdays of the month, for a total of six 2-hour sessions to follow a curriculum adapted from the open-source class series “White Awake.” Anyone, regardless of racial identity, is to participate in this series as long as you can commit to all six meetings (things happen, but you should be able to attend at least five), but…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

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

Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on July 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

April 18 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:30am

One event on January 20, 2020 at 8:30am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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$25

  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

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

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May 2019

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

May 2 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am 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

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

One event on July 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

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

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

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

May 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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, we tend to read a chapter from a book or essay out loud together and then have a discussion. The Dharma Talk will follow the morning practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm 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

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

May 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

May 9 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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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Awakening to Whiteness

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness - 6 Part Series Open to registered participants only Starting in January 2019, we will meet monthly on the second Saturdays of the month, for a total of six 2-hour sessions to follow a curriculum adapted from the open-source class series “White Awake.” Anyone, regardless of racial identity, is to participate in this series as long as you can commit to all six meetings (things happen, but you should be able to attend at least five), but…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

May 12 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:20am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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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Precept Study Class

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Precept Study: Feb 26th-May 14th (Jukai, precept ceremony, is May 19th) Click here for a copy of the Bodhisattva Precepts. We’ll be studying the precepts, as we do every year, in preparation for Jukai (taking the precepts and becoming a Buddhist). Many of the precept classes this year will be led by senior members. We won’t focus on a single text, but any one of the texts found on this page can be useful (many people like the one by Diane Rizzetto). Study Schedule…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

May 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Precept Study Class

May 16 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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Just Sitting

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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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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Jukai

May 19 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Jukai (Taking the Precepts and Formally Becoming a Buddhist) Contrary to popular belief, Zen is rooted in moral values. While spiritual insight can lead to liberation, we will not be able to settle our minds if we are embroiled in harmful behaviors and thoughts. In addition, when we aspire to follow moral precepts but find ourselves breaking them, our self-attachment is revealed to us (and then we can address it). It is so important for spiritual practice to be grounded…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Just Sitting

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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

May 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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June 2019

Just Sitting

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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

June 2 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:20am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

June 2 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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, we tend to read a chapter from a book or essay out loud together and then have a discussion. The Dharma Talk will follow the morning practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm 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

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm 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

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Shintai Dungay Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or…

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Just Sitting

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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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Awakening to Whiteness

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness - 6 Part Series Open to registered participants only Starting in January 2019, we will meet monthly on the second Saturdays of the month, for a total of six 2-hour sessions to follow a curriculum adapted from the open-source class series “White Awake.” Anyone, regardless of racial identity, is to participate in this series as long as you can commit to all six meetings (things happen, but you should be able to attend at least five), but…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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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