Join us on six Tuesdays to discuss Dr. Larry Ward’s book America’s Racial Karma: An Introduction to Heal. Dr. Ward is an ordained Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition.
Genko Kathy Blackman will explore the moon in Zen, beginning with the koan, Case 3 of the Blue Cliff Record, Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha.
Zen seems to promote a meditative way of life. Yet the 8th century teacher Linchi tells us that the true person of the Way is brisk and lively. Paradoxically he says, to get there we must become a person with nothing to do.
Join us for an intense period of meditation, Qi Gong, dharma talks, and dokusan.
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.
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 outdoor in-person events. Those who are unvaccinated are asked to attend online via Zoom.
Eventually we will have our first indoor sit at the proposed new Zen Center home (Island Funeral Services building). This sit will be dependent on the status of the property negotiations and on the changing Covid-19 situation. For an indoor in-person sit the guidelines are: