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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

January 2020

Just Sitting

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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One-Day Retreat

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:30 am

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

One event on May 2, 2020 at 8:30 am

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 usually holds one-day retreats in January, April, and October. Please visit the Event Calendar or click on "Recurring Events (see all)" at the top…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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February 2020

Just Sitting

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nehan Ceremony

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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

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

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Just Sitting

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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BWZ Monthly Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

February 16 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

  Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching (click here to read the things we recite), and then one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting

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

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

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

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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Community Potluck

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

Find out more »

Just Sitting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 2020

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Children’s Program

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

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

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

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

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Shuso Hossen

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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BWZ Monthly Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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Poetry Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

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

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April 2020

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

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

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Just Sitting

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Guest Talk: Rev. Gyokuko Carlson

April 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 11:15 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Guest Talk at BWZ Join us for a talk with Gyokuko Carlson Roshi from Dharma Rain Zen Center. Gyokuko is both Domyo and Shintai's teacher, and has been practicing for over 40 years. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity! Read more about Gyokuko and our lineage by clicking here.    

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Dharma Talk

April 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

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

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

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

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Just Sitting

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Children’s Program

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

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

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

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

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Wesak Ceremony

April 12 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 12, 2020 at 11:15 am

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.    

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Precepts Class

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

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

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

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

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BWZ Board Meeting

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just Sitting

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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BWZ Monthly Book Group

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

April 19 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2020

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Precepts Class

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

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

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Just Sitting

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Poetry Group

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*Click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…

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Dharma Talk

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Precepts Class

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 12, 2020

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

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

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

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May 2020

Just Sitting

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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