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.
Monday through Friday – 6:30 – 7:30am (in-person at zendo and on Zoom)
Friday mornings coffee and conversation after the sit.
West Seattle, Fauntleroy Church. 7 to 8:30pm In-person.
Vashon – 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)
7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)
7:00 to 8:30pm (Zoom only) Meditation and discussion. Preceptors lead discussion of selected short readings. After zazen, the group reads aloud. No need to prepare in advance.
Note: Wednesday evenings (Mar 22 and 29, and April 5 and 12) during the Intensive Practice Period (IPP) will be both in-person in the zendo and on Zoom. They are open to all, IPP participants and anyone else. The Wednesday teachers will be conducting participatory class/workshops in the zendo. Wed Mar 22 will be Cathy deSmet (of One Body Physical Therapy) working with us on posture, and Mar 29 will be Michelle Reed (of Core Centric) working with us on learning three-dimensional breathing. For Michelle’s workshop, please bring a blanket or towel (that will roll up the length of your body). Yoga teacher Ronly Blau will teach the two April Wednesday evenings. Also, please consider donating to help defray the fees of these professionals. We will have a dana bowl out each Wednesday evening.
7:00 to 8:30 pm (In-person at zendo and on Zoom) 3 sitting periods.
7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)
Morning 8:00 – 8:30 am zazen. 8:30 – 9:00 Qi Gong with Anshin (Zoom only)
Evening – 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)
Morning 8:30 to 9:30am, and 10:00am to noon (dharma talk, speaker and topic below) (zendo and Zoom). The second Sunday of the month is a half-day sit starting at 7:00am and proceeding through the 8:30am and 10:00am sits until noon.
Evening No Service
Note: During the IPP we will be offering half day sits, starting at 7AM, on March 26, April 2, 9 and 16.
You may join us online at https://zoom.us/j/5117064990. Request the password in an email to email@example.com. 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.
Sign up for a 15 minute slot with Koshin here. Please sign up at least a day in advance.
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. We also have many one-off events throughout the year. Find out more on our Events page.
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