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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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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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 (Zoom only)
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

For the week August 1-7, masks are required indoors for groups of 10 or more people. Masks are optional indoors for groups of less than 10. We will continue to ventilate the building to the greatest extent possible and to space ourselves appropriately while sitting.

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 20 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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