The purpose of WEDC is to provide a space for the teachings and practice of Soto Zen Buddhism, and to be a sanctuary of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in such a way as to cultivate compassion, love and wisdom throughout our community and the world.

This Sangha acknowledges that suffering is a human condition which can be made worse because of biases or prejudices for or against any race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, political party, or other belief or position. This Sangha welcomes and affirms all who come here to seek the Way, and who will work toward respectful acceptance of others across our many differences, harmonizing the one and the many.

Wy'East Zen Center is a meditation and discussion group that meets weekly for a period of silent meditation followed by discussion on a variety of topics related to mindfulness practice. We are grounded in the Soto Zen tradition but our practice is open to people of all faith traditions and beliefs. No previous meditation experience is necessary. We are happy to get you started if you would like some introduction to a meditation practice or you are welcome to share aspects of your own practice if you meditate already.

Wy'East Zen Center is associated with Dharma Rain Zen Center of Portland, Oregon.