All meetings and events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Because of COVID-19, all of our meetings are online until further notice.
Check our COVID updates page for info on our timeline for re-opening for in-person meetings, and our Online Practice page for how to join us by Zoom.

Please note that all event times are listed in PACIFIC TIME. Click here for a handy Time Zone Converter.

Bright Way Zen Staff: Click here for the Staffing Spreadsheet, and here for staffing Google calendar.

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

  Saturday "Just Sitting:" Online via Zoom, 8:30-9:30am To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Saturday morning practice online. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!  

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Saturday Sangha Meeting – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Domyo and other Sangha members stay after Saturday morning zazen for personal check-ins about our practice lives. Click here for information about Saturday morning practice and how to connect! Saturday Zen Practice Schedule Just Sitting: 8:30 - 9:30am Sangha Meeting: 9:30-10:30am

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BWZ Monthly Book Group – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

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 To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Book Group online. Click here for instructions on how to join us!        

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Sunday Practice – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Sunday Practice: Online via Zoom Because of Covid-19, we are holding our Sunday practice online until further notice. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!          

Sangha Member Talk – James Gregg

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Up A Tree...Again: Personal Reflections of Case #5 of the Mumonkan"Getting stuck up a tree isn't just for cats, is it?  We all find ourselves stuck out on a limb now and again, with seemingly no way down and not a fireman in sight. In Case #5 of the Mumonkan, Zen Master Kyogen asks us […]

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Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

Tuesday Practice: Online via Zoom For information about the book we are studying and a study schedule please visit our Tuesday Evening Study page by clicking here. To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Tuesday practice online.  Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!     […]

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BWZ Board Meeting

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

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 […]

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BWZ Podcast Study Group

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland

BWZ Podcast Study Group Thursdays, 5-6 pm PDT   We are a peer-led study group which focuses on Domyo’s weekly Zen Studies Podcast episodes. Every week we will open a space for discussion of one episode, prioritizing the current ones. Please join us! For more information about the Zen Studies Podcast please click here. The […]