PSZC

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

March 29 -  Koshin: “Empty of What?”   Shunyata, or Emptiness, is central to Zen practice, and one of it's most misunderstood concepts. How can...

How do we meditate in Zen? What are some techniques we can use for quieting down? What does posture have to do with it? In...

Ritual is central to every religious tradition known to us. Buddhist traditions are no exception.Even in the most streamlined of Zen traditions, meditation occurs in...

On February 9, 2020  Keri Pederson spoke at the PSZC on Finding (and Taking) Refuge: Reflections on trust, safety, and belonging in practice. Keri has...

Nansen famously told Joshu, “Ordinary mind is the way.” What did he mean, and what does it tell us about our practice? Koshin Chris Cain...

Zen Master Rinzai told his students to become people with nothing to do.  How does that work? On January 19, 2020 - Rinzai’s Death Day...

Zen practice teaches us to see things anew, but first we have to learn to drop our everyday habitual way of seeing things.  There’s a...

'Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha: A Different Light.' Genko poses the question, Enlightenment - what's time got to do with it? On Sunday, December 15, 2019,...

Elizabeth Fitterer talks about the Sanskrit language, its place in history and religious philosophy, the struggles and joys of being a Sanskrit student, and how...

One sure way to a more grateful heart — understanding our interconnection more deeply. Koshin Chris Cain speaks on Interdependence and Gratitude on November 24,...

Genko Kathy Blackman speaks at the Zen Center on October 27, 2019....

Jim Hunziker speaks at the Zen Center on Oct. 6, 2019 about his volunteer work....

Every six months we switch officer positions in the zendo - the Shoji (tea server), the Jiki (meditation leader) and so forth.  Together they are...

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