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
SUN MORNING: 8:30-9:30am & 10am-12pm
MON-FRI MORNING: 6:30-7:30am
MON & WED EVENING: 7-8:30pm
Join us on Zoom HERE
Password 108108


An overview of upcoming events

To accommodate COVID-19 we are using Zoom unless otherwise noted.  To attend please go to and use password 108108. See times for our upcoming services. Follow along in our chant book.  First time? Find out what to expect here. All are welcome!

In Person Morning Sits

Monday through Friday | 6:30-7:30AM
A cup of coffee with a Buddha image in the foam

Join us on weekday mornings at our new home. We will wear masks.

In order to attend in person you will need to send a photo of your vaccination card to Jim Hunziker by email to or text to (206) 228-2101.

You may also attend on Zoom.

Work Party at Our New Home

Friday Mornings| 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
2 people working to tidy the Zen Center's grounds.

Work party at our new property – 10:00- noon. John Sweetman and the Property Committee will direct the work.  Please bring gloves, and whatever clippers, rakes,  brooms, loppers, weed-whackers etc. you might have.

Death Our Companion

October 31 | 10:00am – 12:00 noon
altar with photo of loved one, candle, flowers, and a favorite necklace.

At this time of year, we acknowledge our own mortality and honor those loved ones who have died before us. In lieu of a dharma talk we ask that you bring a photo or memento of someone dear who has died – if you’d like. After chanting and zazen, we will each have the chance to tell something about that person, and show their picture (or you can share your screen). Koshin will lead a short ceremony.

ZenArtSpin – Fall Dharma Study

Saturdays, October 23 through November 20| 10:00 – 11:30A
Painting by Tom DeGroot in gray with half circles and thin lines.

Join us on this five week journey of applying your Zen practice to understanding how art has intertwined with Zen through time and across cultures.

Together we’ll examine the Zen principles embodied in various arts, both in their traditional forms and in the ways they have emerged in modern Western art. Participants can join in – creating their own art embodying Zen principles. You don’t have to be an artist to create art. Stimulating, hands-on, and fun.

Puget Sound Zen Center

In-Person Covid-19 Guidelines (Fall 2021)

The Puget Sound Zen Center Board of Directors wishes to prioritize the health and safety of all who wish to attend events in person. Our policies regarding COVID-19 safety are a blend of the most current CDC guidance, King County requirements, and Vashon Island community considerations. These policies may change as the Covid-19 situation evolves.

Fully vaccinated persons are welcome to attend any indoor or outdoor in-person events.  If you are planning to attend an event in-person, please send proof of vaccination in advance to Jim Hunziker, who will maintain a list of vaccinated persons:  Those who are unvaccinated are asked to attend online via Zoom.

For indoor and outdoor in-person sits and events, the guidelines are:

    • Masks are required at indoor and outdoor in-person events and must be worn for chanting.
    • Chairs and cushions will be placed six feet apart and attendees are encouraged to observe social distancing.
    • We will keep a record of those in attendance at both events.