Nanzen famously told Joshu, “Ordinary mind is the way.” What did he mean, and what does it tell us about our practice? Join us for a full day of sitting at a beautiful property on Vashon Island. Koshin Chris Cain will discuss Becoming Ordinary.
Just for fun we are doing a film series on Buddhist Themed films – loosely speaking. Free Admission, free popcorn, and free soda. All are welcome!
Please join us for all or part of a half-day sit, built around our regular Sunday service. There’s no charge, no need to register, and no obligation to stay for the entire time–feel free to come and go as you need. Newcomers are welcome!
This Intensive Practice Period, the Heart of Our Practice, is based in ancient Buddhist tradition — the monks and nuns gathered during the rainy season to practice intensively together. In present day practice, it is time set aside each year when practitioners make personal and collective commitments to intensify their practice.
The Puget Sound Zen Center will begin offering services on Monday evenings at the Fauntleroy Church just a few minutes walk from the ferry dock. Everyone is welcome – People from all different meditation/spiritual traditions and those who have never meditated and are curious. Please come by to check us out.
Recharge your practice at this formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition. There will be seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and optional interviews with our teachers.