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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Weekday Services

We offer services every day.

Zazen opportunities in the zendo and on Zoom are expanded during the Intensive Practice Period from March 24 – April 19.
Every weekday morning 6:30-7:30am
Evening sits in the zendo Mondays (7-8:30), Wednesdays (7-8:30), Thursdays (7-8) and Fridays (7-8). Zoom only Tuesday and Saturday evenings 7-8pm. Wednesday evenings will be poetry discussion/workshops. Monday evenings are three zazen periods.
Every mid-day on weekdays: 12-1:00
Every Sunday morning 7am- 12:00 (includes the 10:00 service)

 

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 only)
Vashon – 7-8:30pm, three zazen periods (in-person at zendo and on Zoom)

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

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

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

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

Weekend Services

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, which includes a dharma talk (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

Abbot Koshin Cain offers dokusan on Sundays when he’s in town. Eko Jeff Kelley offers dokusan on occasional Sundays as well.

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.

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.

Both Eko Jeff Kelley and Koshin offer in-person dokusan on Sundays when they are available.  Sign-ups on Sundays happen the day of, at the zendo.

Upcoming Events

The Zen Center holds two residential retreats throughout the year and two day-sits and monthly half-day sits. We also have informal, one hour, Intro to Zen sessions on the first Saturday of every month in the zendo at 10AM, 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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