All meetings and events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. 

Some events are open to in-person participation, please check the event listing and our COVID updates page for more info.

You can also join us online by Zoom: Online Practice page.

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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BWZ Podcast Study Group – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

BWZ Podcast Study Group Thursdays, 4-5 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 […]

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Saturday "Just Sitting:" Online via Zoom, 8:30-9:30am. We meet online Saturday mornings to sit zazen together. After sitting all are welcome to join the Saturday Sangha meeting as well.  Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!  

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One-Day Retreat – In Person & Online

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  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 […]

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Sunday Practice

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

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 for the Sunday Schedule.  Join Us […]

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Dharma Talk

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

On most Sundays we have a Dharma Talk that lasts about 30 minutes, followed by questions and discussion. Unless a guest teacher is indicated, the talk is usually given by our guiding teacher, Domyo. The Dharma Talk follows the morning practice schedule of Chanting, Zazen, and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Click here for the full […]

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Tuesday Evening Practice

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

  On Tuesday evenings we recite a short Zen teaching and sit zazen. After a short break, Domyo or a senior student presents a teaching, and then we have a discussion. It isn’t necessary to have read or studied ahead of time. View our upcoming schedule of Tuesday evening study topics. Click here for the Tuesday […]

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BWZ Podcast Study Group – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

BWZ Podcast Study Group Thursdays, 4-5 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 […]

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

Bright Way Zen 12020 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Saturday "Just Sitting:" Online via Zoom, 8:30-9:30am. We meet online Saturday mornings to sit zazen together. After sitting all are welcome to join the Saturday Sangha meeting as well.  Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!