In May of 2018, the Zen Center purchased a ~7-acre parcel of land just North of The Harbor School at 15816 Vashon Highway SW. We planned to design and build a Zendo on this property. In the meantime services continued at Havurat EE Shalom on Vashon’s westside.
Then Covid happened.
In person services were suspended and we went to Zoom online services in March 2020.
Then a new opportunity arose.
Following a unanimous yes vote by the PSZC sangha voting members on July 22, 2021, an offer was made by PSZC to purchase the Island Funeral Services building at 18005 Vashon Highway SW. The Island Funeral Services business operated by Lisa Devereau will lease space from PSZC and continue to operate in the building for as long as seven years.
Our offer to purchase was accepted on July 29 by the Weeks family who currently own the building. Final closing will take place on September 29. Our land was put on the market and sold within two days.
In the interim period while we are waiting for the real estate purchase to be finalized we will be able to rent the building from the Weeks on a per use basis. A deep bow of gratitude to all whose have worked to make this transaction happen.