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
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

Karin Ryuku Kempe-The Oak Tree in the Garden

April 24 | 10:00 am
Branches of an oak tree seen from below with the sun shining through the leaves.

Karin Ryuku Kempe  currently serves as co-spiritual director of the Zen Center of Denver, along with Peggy Metta Sheehan. She has been practicing Zen since 1971.

Thriftway Receipt Party

April 30th | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please bring in any Thriftway receipts that you have saved from May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022.  Be sure to circle the date and to add your name and phone number to each receipt.

There will be coffee and all the donuts you can eat. Hope you can join us for the rewarding fun.

In Person Sits

See times listed below
Zen Center members sitting in meditation in the zendo.

The Zen Center is now open for the following in-person services:

  • Weekday morning meditation (6:30-7:30 am)
  • Monday evening meditation (7-8:30 pm- three zazen periods)
  • Early Sunday meditation (normally 8:30-9:30 am). Also included are the second Sunday of each month, when the early sit goes from 7-9:30.
  • Regular Sunday service (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Our plans may be revised if  COVID transmission increases.

Food Bank Garden

Every Tuesday and Thursday | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Zen Center member Shuko holding a cabbage for the food bank

Get down and dirty every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9-11am – even an hour is greatly valued.   Please contact Shuko at

Covid-19 Considerations

Those attending in person must be in good health and fully vaccinated. If you are new to the Zen Center please bring proof of vaccination or email it to (Only need to do this once). We will continue to wear masks indoors and to follow distancing and ventilation recommendations to the greatest extent possible. While we have taken all reasonable precautions we cannot guarantee you will not contract the virus while at any Puget Sound Zen Center event. By coming to our services you assume all risks yourself – and hold the Puget Sound Zen Center harmless.

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!