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Join us for one of our services at the Zendo: 15401 Westside Highway, Vashon. 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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Talks

Eko Jeff Kelley from Seattle Soto Zen discusses Heroism and Humility at the Puget Sound Zen Center during a full day sit on Saturday July 13,...

Koshin Cain answers questions at Puget Sound Zen Center on September 1, 2019.  ...

Beth Glennon, who has completed her chaplaincy training though Upaya Zen Center, finds compassion all around in her work at Harborview Medical Center. Beth spoke...

Genko Kathy Blackman talks of the interdependence of cause and effect at the Zen Center on July 28, 2019....

In Zen, freedom is gained by facing, not running away. Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center on July 3, 2019....

Koshin talks of the value to us as individuals and to our community of ritual, especially those maintained in our zen services....

Death and loss pervade the fabric of life, yet we spend a great deal of energy pushing this reality away. What would happen if, instead...

Hakuin Zenji’s Song in Praise of Zazen begins, “From the beginning, all beings are Buddha”. What does that mean? Is it true? Wes trained at the Rochester Zen Center,...

While the ancient Greeks did not like the concept of zero one bit, the ancient Indians ran with it. Working with our aversion to emptiness can be...

The Buddha identified two bright, natural qualities of the heart-mind as the roots of our ethical sensitivity, and therefore ‘guardians of the world.’  How can...

Robbie Rohr, Executive Director of the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank, has been working in the fields of human services and social justice for 40 years....

How do we build a healthy community? Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center, March 3, 2019....

On his deathbed the Buddha told his disciples to have confidence in the teaching, the disciplines, and in themselves.  Koshin Cain speaks at the Zen Center,...

The Japanese are said to love cherry blossoms, not only because they are beautiful, but also because their beauty is evanescent. For New Englanders, the...

How do we make the three refuges (the Buddha, the dharma and the sangha) a part of our life? Genko Kathy Blackman speaks at the Zen Center,...

The Zen and humanist traditions share a few fundamental tenets:  The central importance of human well-being; a belief in individual authority; a distrust of superstition....

Buddhism has a tradition of sange, or confession and repentance.  Where does that fit into the Zen tradition?   ...

The new year invites us to consider the coming and going of things. Dogen called the issue of birth and death (shoji) the "great matter." Tetsuzen Wirth will  explore living...

On New Year’s Day Master Ikkyu went door to door with a human skull on a pike:  “Happy New Year!” His message is more sanguine than you...

This may seem to be a contradiction in terms, but self-compassion is essential to true awakening. Genko Kathy Blackman speaks at the Zen Center, December 9,...

Hakuin Zenji’s Poem “Song of Zazen” starts by assuring us that beings are Buddhas as surely as ice is water. Grasping this tenet is key...

The first of the Buddhist perfections is Dana, or generosity.  Why is it first?  Koshin Chris Cain speaks at the Zen Center, November 25, 2018. Click...

It’s counterintuitive to be thankful for our troubles as well as our joys.  Zen helps us see the value in being grateful for all of it. ...

December 9 - Genko - This may seem to be a contradiction in terms, but self-compassion is essential to true awakening...

December 2 - Koshin - Hakuin Zenji’s Poem “Song of Zazen” starts by assuring us that beings are Buddhas as surely as ice is water....

 The Buddha makes an unusual request – that we make a spiritual practice of observing the impermanence of all things, including our own life. How...

How do we progress in Buddhist practice? Isn’t it about NOT progressing? In Rinzai Zen we ask you to diligently make an effort until there...

In every cycle of breath spirit travels through the body creating form, consciousness, formlessness and returning to emptiness. Each cycle is a microcosm of our...

Our practice helps us move through our lives with a deeper liberty, living and dying more freely....

Eko Jeff Kelley of Seattle Soto Zen speaks at our annual summer day sit, July 14, 2018....

Beth is a student in the Chaplaincy Program at Upaya Zen Center and is currently an intern at Harborview Medical Center. She shares experiences from...