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Bright Way Zen

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

Bright Way Zen’s Mission

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

McMenamin's Grand Lodge

July 2020

Sunday Practice – ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Practice: Online via Zoom To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Sunday practice online. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!          

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Dharma Talk – ONLINE

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Note: The Dharma Talks will be online for now. Click here for the online Sunday schedule and info on how to connect via Zoom. Sunday Dharma Talk 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.  

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Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

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

Tuesday Practice: Online via Zoom 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! Need tech support in connecting with us online? Call, text, or email: Shree ~ shree.c.aier@gmail.com ~ 503-744-2218 Zack ~ zack@bartel.com ~ 503.320.1884      

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BWZ Board Meeting

July 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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Awakening to Whiteness Series – ONLINE

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness Series Click here for more information. To Register: Please email Shoketsu directly by clicking here. Online Access: Zoom login information and instructions.   Race isn't just an "issue" faced by people of color. The Awakening to Whiteness series is chance for those of us who are white to educate ourselves about the history and current reality of racism in the U.S., including Oregon, Portland, and Buddhist Sanghas specifically. In addition, we learn about what it has meant…

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

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

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Every Saturday as long as we're unable to meet in person; Domyo and other Sangha members will stay after Saturday morning zazen to check in with one another and discuss practice. 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

July 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 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

July 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 July 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Practice: Online via Zoom To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Sunday practice online. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!          

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Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

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

Tuesday Practice: Online via Zoom 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! Need tech support in connecting with us online? Call, text, or email: Shree ~ shree.c.aier@gmail.com ~ 503-744-2218 Zack ~ zack@bartel.com ~ 503.320.1884      

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Nine Fields of Zen Practice Study Group

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For information please email Sam at samiamx "at" comcast.net    

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Just Sitting – ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

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

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Every Saturday as long as we're unable to meet in person; Domyo and other Sangha members will stay after Saturday morning zazen to check in with one another and discuss practice. 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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Sunday Practice – ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Practice: Online via Zoom To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Sunday practice online. Click here for a schedule and instructions for how to join us!          

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Guest Talk: Rev. Jyoshin Clay

July 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Guest Talk at BWZ Join us for a talk with Jyoshin Clay from Dharma Rain Zen Center. Jyoshin is a "Dharma Sister" of both Domyo and Shintai, and has co-led our annual sesshin in collaboration with Wy'East Zen Center. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity! Read more about Jyoshin and our lineage by clicking here.  

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Tuesday Practice: ONLINE

July 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 July 31, 2020

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

Tuesday Practice: Online via Zoom 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! Need tech support in connecting with us online? Call, text, or email: Shree ~ shree.c.aier@gmail.com ~ 503-744-2218 Zack ~ zack@bartel.com ~ 503.320.1884      

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August 2020

Just Sitting

August 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

August 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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Parent’s Meet & Greet

August 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

August 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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Awakening to Whiteness Series – ONLINE

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness Series Click here for more information. To Register: Please email Shoketsu directly by clicking here. Online Access: Zoom login information and instructions.   Race isn't just an "issue" faced by people of color. The Awakening to Whiteness series is chance for those of us who are white to educate ourselves about the history and current reality of racism in the U.S., including Oregon, Portland, and Buddhist Sanghas specifically. In addition, we learn about what it has meant…

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Just Sitting

August 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

August 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
+ 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

August 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
+ 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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Nine Fields of Zen Practice Study Group

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For information please email Sam at samiamx "at" comcast.net    

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Just Sitting

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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 – ONLINE

August 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 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: Chanting, Zazen & Study

August 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
+ 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

August 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
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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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WEBZ One-Day Retreat at Hull Park & Lodge

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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  Wy'East Zen Center and Bright Way Zen Center will collaborate on this one-day (WEBZ) retreat. We will be renting a beautiful retreat space out of town (Hull Park & Lodge, right outside Sandy, Oregon) where we will have access to a kitchen, so we can have a full day retreat with an oryoki lunch. Stay tuned for more details!   Retreat Schedule (may change slightly) 8:30am .......Zazen (seated meditation) 8:55 ............Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:05 ............Zazen 9:30 ............Chanting Service 10:00 ............Break 10:15 ..........Silent…

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Just Sitting

August 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

August 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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

August 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
+ 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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Nine Fields of Zen Practice Study Group

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For information please email Sam at samiamx "at" comcast.net    

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Just Sitting

August 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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 – ONLINE

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

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

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

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Poetry Group online. Click here for information about how to join us! 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,…

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

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

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

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September 2020

Parent’s Meet & Greet

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

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
+ 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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Awakening to Whiteness Series – ONLINE

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

Awakening to Whiteness Series Click here for more information. To Register: Please email Shoketsu directly by clicking here. Online Access: Zoom login information and instructions.   Race isn't just an "issue" faced by people of color. The Awakening to Whiteness series is chance for those of us who are white to educate ourselves about the history and current reality of racism in the U.S., including Oregon, Portland, and Buddhist Sanghas specifically. In addition, we learn about what it has meant…

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Just Sitting

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Nine Fields of Zen Practice Study Group

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For information please email Sam at samiamx "at" comcast.net    

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Just Sitting

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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Term Student Opening Retreat

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on September 12, 2020 at 8:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For term students only (must be enrolled in the term student program). Click here for information on our Term Student Program!

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Children’s Program

September 13 @ 10:20 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:20 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Just Sitting

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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 – ONLINE

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 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 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: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Founder’s Day Ceremony

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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One event on September 20, 2020 at 9:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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This ceremony honors our temple founder, Rev. Kyogen Carlson, and his teacher Roshi Jiyu Kennett, around the anniversary of their deaths.

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting – ONLINE

September 23 @ 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 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 23, 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 with our Guiding Teacher, Domyo, to have an open conversation on both practical and Dharmic aspects of our community.  

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Nine Fields of Zen Practice Study Group

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 30, 2020

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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For information please email Sam at samiamx "at" comcast.net    

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Just Sitting

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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October 2020

Just Sitting

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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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Parent’s Meet & Greet

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

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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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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Awakening to Whiteness Series – ONLINE

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness Series Click here for more information. To Register: Please email Shoketsu directly by clicking here. Online Access: Zoom login information and instructions.   Race isn't just an "issue" faced by people of color. The Awakening to Whiteness series is chance for those of us who are white to educate ourselves about the history and current reality of racism in the U.S., including Oregon, Portland, and Buddhist Sanghas specifically. In addition, we learn about what it has meant…

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Just Sitting

October 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

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

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One-Day Retreat

October 10 @ 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 October 10, 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

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Children’s Program

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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 – ONLINE

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 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 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: Chanting, Zazen & Study

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just Sitting

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

October 31 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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 – ONLINE

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

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

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

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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To help slow the spread of Covid-19, we will hold our Poetry Group online. Click here for information about how to join us! 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,…

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November 2020

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

November 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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Segaki Festival

November 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 1, 2020 at 11:15 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Annual Ceremony - Segaki or Festival of the Hungry Ghosts Feel free to send names of people you would like remembered during the ceremony (people who have died in the last year, or who have never been remembered at Segaki before; their names will be read out loud during the ceremony). Please click here to email BWZ. Please Bring: Kids! Plus treats for the Segaki altar: donuts, cookies, other kinds of sweets, chips, soda - you name it. Non-alcoholic, please (although that would…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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1st Tuesday Parent's Meet & Greet On the first Tuesday of each month, we have an informal meeting for parents to get together. Come and introduce yourself to other parents in the Sangha, and share your ideas to help develop Bright Way's Family and Children's program to meet your needs. If you have questions or comments, please contact Marcia Kahn 503-704-4887 or dahnmarcia@gmail.com   

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Awakening to Whiteness Series – ONLINE

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness Series Click here for more information. To Register: Please email Shoketsu directly by clicking here. Online Access: Zoom login information and instructions.   Race isn't just an "issue" faced by people of color. The Awakening to Whiteness series is chance for those of us who are white to educate ourselves about the history and current reality of racism in the U.S., including Oregon, Portland, and Buddhist Sanghas specifically. In addition, we learn about what it has meant…

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Just Sitting

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States

  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

November 8 @ 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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Children’s Program

November 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Just Sitting

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

November 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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Annual Member’s Meeting

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:30 am

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Please plan to attend what is called the annual member’s meeting that is really open to everyone. We will visit, share some pizza, and hear about the business side of Bright Way Zen including financial status, what the Board has been up to since the announcement of the Strategic Plan, and membership activity. Pizza is served at 6, Jeff Young, our Board Chair, will kick us off at 6:30, and after current and former Board members have provided updates, there…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

November 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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Just Sitting

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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 – ONLINE

November 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 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: Chanting, Zazen & Study

November 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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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

November 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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Just Sitting

November 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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

  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

November 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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December 2020

Parent’s Meet & Greet

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