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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10 – 11:30 AM – West Seattle – Intro to Zen

June 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Buddhist monk in traditional garb

Thinking about starting or re-booting a meditation practice? Join Abbot Koshin Cain and sangha member Jeff Skolnick as they discuss how meditation can help, beginning/refresher Zen meditation basics, our tradition and our Zen Center, and classes and events to come. Bring your questions and a friend!

Part 1: Why Zen?
Introductions. Any questions about Zen?
What we love about Zen and how we got into it
What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?

Part 2: Our Zen Center
Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions and benches
Brief explanations of zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing
A very brief version of a Zen service (15 minutes)-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.

Discussion and questions



June 3, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Fauntleroy Church – 4th Floor Chapel
9140 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136 United States


Puget Sound Zen Center

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