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
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8:15 -12pm – Buddha’s Birthday – Hanamatsuri

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

metal statue of Buddha's head and shoulders with cherry blossoms behind him.

Please join us on Sunday, 7 May, for Buddha’s Birthday and Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival)- a celebration of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni.

ALL EARLY SITTING IS CANCELLED (no 7am or 8:30 zazen). Instead we will meet at 8:15 to build the “hanamido” or flower hall, that represents the Lumbini garden where the Buddha was born.
All are welcome- families, kids, neighbors. Coffee and snacks available as we work.
Bring some flowers and greenery from gardens, roadside, fields
Clippers and string are also useful
Regular service will begin at 10:00 with tea, chanting and two zazen periods, with kinhin in between. At 11:15 (kids welcome!) instead of a dharma talk, we will read the story of the Buddha’s birth. Fiore will sing a Hindi lullaby as all are invited to participate in the traditional bathing of the Baby Buddha. We’ll have a singalong lead by Fiore, and then adjourn for Birthday Cake!



May 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Puget Sound Zen Center
18005 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States


Puget Sound Zen Center