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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 2019

Parent’s Meet & Greet

January 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

January 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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Just Sitting

January 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

January 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

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

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

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Dharma Talk with Domyo

January 6 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, we tend to read a chapter from a book or essay out loud together and then have a discussion. The Dharma Talk will follow the morning practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel…

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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Just Sitting

January 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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Awakening to Whiteness

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

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

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

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

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

Find out more »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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Dharma Talk with Shintai

January 17 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:45pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

3rd Thursday Dharma Talk with Shintai Every third Thursday of the month, Shintai will give a Dharma Talk at Bright Way Zen. The Dharma Talk will follow the evening practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 6:30pm. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 6:00pm       Introduction to Zazen (available to newcomers) 6:30            Recitation of a Zen teaching 6:40 …

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Just Sitting

January 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

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

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

Find out more »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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Just Sitting

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

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

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

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

Find out more »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

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

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

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

Find out more »

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

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February 2019

Just Sitting

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

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

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

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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

Find out more »

Dharma Talk with Domyo

February 3 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, we tend to read a chapter from a book or essay out loud together and then have a discussion. The Dharma Talk will follow the morning practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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   

Find out more »

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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

Find out more »

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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

Find out more »

Just Sitting

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

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

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

Find out more »

Awakening to Whiteness

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

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

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

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

Find out more »

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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

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Children’s Program

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

Find out more »

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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

Find out more »

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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Just Sitting

February 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

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

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

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Dharma Talk with Shintai

February 21 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:45pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

3rd Thursday Dharma Talk with Shintai Every third Thursday of the month, Shintai will give a Dharma Talk at Bright Way Zen. The Dharma Talk will follow the evening practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 6:30pm. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early. 6:00pm       Introduction to Zazen (available to newcomers) 6:30            Recitation of a Zen teaching 6:40 …

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Just Sitting

February 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Community Potluck

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00pm

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

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

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Community Potluck Lunch Join us for an informal community lunch. Bring a vegetarian dish, beverage, or dessert to share. If possible, please also bring silverware and plates. Friends and family welcome.    

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Precept Study Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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Teacher’s Advisory Council Meeting

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 6, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

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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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

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

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

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March 2019

Just Sitting

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

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

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Dharma Tea with Sangha

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Poetry Group

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Dharma Talk with Domyo

March 3 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

1st Sunday Dharma Talk with Domyo On the first Sundays of the month, Domyo offers a more formal Dharma Talk lasting 20-35 minutes, followed by questions & discussion. On other Sundays, we tend to read a chapter from a book or essay out loud together and then have a discussion. The Dharma Talk will follow the morning practice schedule of Zazen and Kinhin which begins at 9:30am. Practice Schedule Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel…

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Parent’s Meet & Greet

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Precept Study Class

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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Just Sitting

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

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

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Shuso Hossen Rehearsal

March 9 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Awakening to Whiteness

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

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

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

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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Children’s Program

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Precept Study Class

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

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Precept Study Class

March 14 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

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

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

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Just Sitting

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Board Strategic Planning Retreat

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

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Shuso Hossen Ceremony

March 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Graduation ceremony for our Shuso, the head student for the last year (Shoketsu Ellen Carlin) who has been filling a demanding service position for the Sangha. Ceremony includes a public question-and-answer - please come!

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Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2021

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

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Precept Study Class

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

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

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

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

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

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Precept Study Class

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

Bright Way Zen, 12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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Precept Study & Discussion – Spring 2019 Facilitated by Shintai on Thursday Evenings Texts:  Kyojukaimon (“Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts”) and “Waking Up to What You Do” by Dianne Rizzetto Date Topic/Precept March 14 Introduction to Precepts Practice and Jukai March 21 History of the Precepts & Context March 28 Contrition April 4 3 Pure Precepts April 11 Do not kill – cultivate life.  (Rizzetto Ch 12) Do not steal-honor the gift not yet given.  (Rizzetto Ch 9) April 18 Do not misuse sexuality – remain…

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