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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An overview of upcoming events

Spring Day Sit

Saturday, March 30 | 8:30AM – 5:30PM
The altar with a Buddha statue and flowers with the han standing next to it and two Japanese paintings in the background.

Our day-long retreat, in the Rinzai tradition, will include seated and walking meditation, chanting, a dharma talk and the option of meeting privately with Koshin.

Spring Sesshin

Sunday, April 21 to Sunday, April 28
Zen members walking in single file at Camp Sealth.

Trust in Mind: Knowing Beyond Talking and Thinking

Buddhism comes to China and over time blends with Taoism to become Chan, what we know as Zen. One of the earliest expressions of this blending comes in the teaching poem, “Trust in Mind,” attributed to the third Chinese Ancestor, Sengcan.

In this poem we are taught, “The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.” While encouraging us to set aside our habitual reactivity, “Trust in Mind” reveals a deeper unity with all of life and teaches us to respond to the world without getting ensnared by our personal preferences and opinions.

Dive deep at our seven-day Spring sesshin at beautiful Camp Sealth.

Intensive Practice Period

Sunday, March 24 to Sunday, April 28
Elizabeth holding up a Sanskrit character, explaining its meaning and pronunciation.

Five weeks of intensified practice. Our theme this year is Poetry as Practice. More information will be available closer to the date.