Join us for one of our services at the Zendo: 18005 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA 98070, (previously Island Funeral Services.) Feel free to come 10 minutes early for instruction, or just jump right in.

  • Sunday Service: 10:00am-12pm
    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30-7:30am
  • Monday Evening: 7:00-8:45pm
  • Wednesday Evening: 7:00-8:30pm
SUN MORNING: 8:30-9:30am & 10am-12pm
MON-FRI MORNING: 6:30-7:30am
MON & WED EVENING: 7-8:30pm
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The Puget Sound Zen Center is a community dedicated to practicing Zen, teaching and living Buddhist principles, supporting a vibrant sangha, and serving our wider community.


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We offer services every day. You may join us online at Request the password in an email to Access our chant book here. First time? Find out what to expect here. All welcome.

Dokusan is a confidential meeting with a Zen teacher to discuss practice. It is open to all members of PSZC. Dokusan with Abbot Koshin Cain is offered every Wednesday, from 9 to 10am, and 5-6 pm and with Genko Kathy Blackman most Tuesdays from 9 t0 10 am.

Sign up for a 20 minute slot with Koshin here or with Genko here. Please sign up at least a day in advance.

Upcoming Events

Zen 101:  Beginning a Meditation Practice, Saturday June 25, from 10-11am on Zoom. Hosted by lay monks Anshin David Steel and Seizan Stephen Black–bring your questions and bring a friend! Free, no registration required.  Zoom address: Please email for the Zoom password.

The Zen Center is open for the following in-person services:

  • Weekday morning meditation (6:30-7:30 am)
  • Monday evening meditation (7-8:30 pm- three zazen periods)
  • Early Sunday meditation (normally 8:30-9:30 am). Also included are the second Sunday of each month, when the early sit goes from 7-9:30.
  • Regular Sunday service 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All regular services (including those listed above) will continue to be available on Zoom. All other evening meditations, including Wednesday discussion service will remain Zoom only. Saturday morning qi gong with Anshin is Zoom only.

Masks will be optional in the zendo. Proof of vaccination is no longer required. Every individual attending PSZC in-person services assumes the responsibility to protect their own individual health and the health of others.

Due to the fluid and uncertain nature of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, these policies may change as the situation warrants.

The Zen Center holds two residential retreats throughout the year and two day-sits and monthly half-day sits. We also have Zen 101 classes a few times a year, and a dharma study series in the Fall.

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