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
Email to request password


An overview of upcoming events

Intensive Practice Period: Life and Practice According to the Teachings of Bodhidharma

March 13 to April 17 | 
Black and white drawing of Zen Master Yunmen

Our annual practice period is a time of increased commitment to practice, guided by dokusan with a teacher, consultation with a preceptor, and a practice plan you create for yourself. Materials and registration are coming soon.

Winter Enlivenment

February 18 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
painting of smiling frog surrounded by leaves

Please join us for the return of the popular PSZC talent show.  Our Master of Ceremonies will be the genial and multi-talented Bill Jarcho.

If you’d like to submit an entry (3-4 minute limit), please use this Google form here.

Dokusan with Genko

Tuesdays | 9:00 am to 10:00 am  
Genko gesturing with her hands as she gives a dharma talk to the Sangha.

Dokusan is a confidential meeting with a Zen teacher to discuss practice. It is open to all members of PSZC. Dokusan with Genko Kathy Blackman is offered every Tuesday, from 9 to 10am.

Please sign up here at least a day in advance.

Genko Kathy Blackman – Moving on From Regret

January 30 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
yellow leaves on a tree and on the ground

Genko will discuss aspects of moving on from regret.

In response to the recent rapid rise of Omicron Covid infections on Vashon Island and in King County the PSZC Board has decided to move all sangha wide events for the month of January to online only, subject to ongoing assessment of the Covid situation.

We are taking this action in consultation with sangha medical experts, the Board and the Abbot. We recognize that Zoom practice at home cannot replicate in-person practice at the zendo and we will continue to adapt our protocols so that we can practice safely together again as soon as possible. This feels like a way we as a sangha can do our part to help “bend the curve”, take care of each other, the wider community and our over-extended healthcare workers.

All sangha-wide scheduled meetings, sits and retreats (including the January day sit) will be offered on Zoom only. Please check the PSZC website for details. At this time the in person Work Practice scheduled for January 15 from 10 to noon at the Zendo is also cancelled.

Please stay safe, warm and healthy,

Diane Sweetman
For the PSZC Board

January 2022

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