PSZC

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
Join us on Zoom HERE
Email pr@pszc.org to request password
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Services

We offer services every day.

Weekday mornings
Monday through Friday – 6:30 – 7:30am (in-person at zendo and on Zoom)
Friday mornings coffee and conversation after the sit.

Monday Evening
West Seattle, Fauntleroy Church. 7 to 8:30pm In-person.
Vashon – 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)

Tuesday Evening
7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)

Wednesday Evening
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.

Thursday Evening
7:00 to 8:30 pm (In-person at zendo and on Zoom) 3 sitting periods.

Friday Evening
7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)

Weekends
Saturday
Morning 8:00 – 8:30 am zazen. 8:30 – 9:00 Qi Gong with Anshin
Evening – 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)

Sunday
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 7:00 to 8:00pm (Zoom only)

You may join us online at https://zoom.us/j/5117064990. Request the password in an email to pr@pszc.org. Access our chant book here. First time? Find out what to expect here. All welcome.

Covid-19 Policy

Effective September 1, and as long as King County remains in the Green/Low Covid risk category, masks will be optional in the Vashon zendo building. Air purifiers are now in operation during all services.

Dokusan

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.

Upcoming Events

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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