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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Spring Sesshin: THE ART AND CRAFT OF ZAZEN (regular services cancelled)

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - April 23 @ 4:30 pm

$250 – $450

Dive deep at our five-day Spring sesshin at beautiful Camp Sealth. This will be a formal residential retreat in the Rinzai tradition: seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods.  Our teachers will be   our Abbot, Koshin Chris Cain, and Eko Jeff Kelley, an Osho in the Soto tradition, who will offer optional interviews daily.  Their teachings will focus on bodily practice, through the instructions and commentaries of masters.

All meals (vegetarian) and dormitory-style accommodations (heat, electricity, bathrooms with showers) included. If you have questions, or if you have not previously attended a multi-day retreat, please contact the registrar at From out-of-town? The registrar will find you a place to stay the night before if needed.

The retreat will begin at 5pm on Tuesday 18 April and end at 4:30pm Sunday April 23.

REGISTRATION:  Full time or part-time attendance (3 day contiguous minimum) is offered. Part-time registration (either Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun) opens March 21. Seating is limited to 18 participants;

Fees:    Full-time PSZC member.. $400
Full-time non-member…. $450
(3-day part-time fees will be $250 for members; $275 for non-members)
Two 50% scholarships are available. Contact if you wish to apply.

Tuesday 18 April:
5:00pm arrival
6:00 dinner
7:00 zazen (alternating periods of seated meditation for 25 minutes, then walking meditation for 10 minutes)
8:30 tea and chanting, closing

4:30am wakeup
5:00 tea and chanting, zazen
7:15 breakfast
7:45 break
8:30 zazen
10:15 dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)
12:30pm lunch
1:00 samu (work practice)
1:30 break
2:15 zazen, tea, chanting, zazen (long sitting-sit/walk at your discretion)
4:45 qi gong
5:15 dinner
5:45 break
6:30 gyodo, dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)
8:30 tea and chanting, closing

4:30am wakeup
5:00 tea and chanting, zazen
7:15 breakfast
7:45 break
8:30 qi gong
9:00 zazen
10:15 dharma talk, zazen (optional teacher meetings during zazen)
12:30 – lunch
1:00 – samu
1:30 – break
2:15 – tea & chanting, (long sit)
3:45 – closing, informal gathering
4:30 – pack up and depart

Camp Sealth is a conference and retreat center on Puget Sound on SW Vashon Island,  owned and operated by Camp Fire. It’s lodges and dormitory type lodgings are secluded, in the midst of nearly 400 acres of forest and wetlands, plus a mile of saltwater beach.



April 18 @ 5:00 pm
April 23 @ 4:30 pm
$250 – $450
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Camp Sealth
14500 SW Camp Sealth Rd
Vashon, WA 98070 United States


Puget Sound Zen Center