Special Guest: Leigh Miller on Mirroring
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Special Guest: Leigh Miller on Mirroring

Tibetan scholar-practitioner, program director and faculty member of Maitripa College in Portland, Leigh Miller will talk about the concept of 'mirroring' which, Leigh writes, “Jiko Tisdale, following from Daijakui Kinst, following from the psychologist Kohut, claims is crucial for practitioners and is my personal experience as well.” The talk looks at how 'mirrors' shows up as metaphor, iconographic symbol, and so forth in Buddhist literature and our popular culture. 

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Joint Sangha Sesshin: WEZC and Bright Way Zen
Aug
20
to Aug 25

Joint Sangha Sesshin: WEZC and Bright Way Zen

Sesshin is a silent, residential meditation retreat. Attending sesshin is an extremely valuable way to deepen your zazen and build connections with Sangha; there’s a million excuses not to attend sesshin, but it’s always profoundly rewarding – commit to attending now and then plan your life around this retreat.

This will be our third annual “WEBZ” sesshin, a collaborative effort between Wy’East Zen center (WE) and Bright Way Zen (BZ). It will be held at beautiful Camp Yamhill. You can arrive Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri and then stay until the end.

Teachers: Domyo Burk (Bright Way Zen), Jyoshin Clay (Wy’East Zen Center), and Shintai Dungay (both Bright Way and Wy’East)

Location: Camp Yamhill in Yamhill, Oregon (1-hour, 15-minutes drive from the Westside, about 1-hour, 45 minutes from Sandy)

Cost/Suggested Contribution (includes food and lodging):

Full retreat – $375 ($275 for Bright Way or Wy’East Zen Center members)
Wednesday arrival – $300 ($220 for members)
Thursday arrival – $225 ($165 for members)
Friday arrival $150 ($110 for members)
No Saturday arrivals.

Retreat Schedule
An Article on the Zen Practice of Sesshin
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Dharma Cloud Lineage Day
Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

Dharma Cloud Lineage Day

When: April 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Sodo and environs, 8500 NE Siskiyou St, Portland, OR 97220, USA

Come join us during this first day-long event honoring the Dharma Cloud lineage welcoming all affiliates and related practitioners. The morning will be devoted to sharing our traditional forms including an introduction of all the various groups attending, and a panel dharma talk by the Kakumyo (DRZC Abbot), Domyo (Bright Way Zen), and Seido (Zen West / Empty Field Zendo) on the significance of the lineage, followed by lunch and an optional tour of the Siskyou campus.

In the afternoon session (1:30-3:30pm), we will reconvene as delegations from respective diverse places of practice, getting to know one another through conversation, inquiry and fun. In order to balance the numbers, we are proposing those willing to come and represent their groups register ahead of time with their own sanghas. That will give us an idea of how many will be in attendance. DRZC members please register HERE.

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All Day Silent Retreat
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

All Day Silent Retreat

Please join us for a day of stillness and meditation.

Meditation is silent and seated, and in 25-minute periods. We will also do walking meditation, share a silent lunch and incorporate some simple Soto Zen practices.  Meditators from all traditions are welcome.  Please contact info@wyeastzencenter.org for more information.

March 31, 2019 Retreat Info and Sign-up

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Sangha Appreciation Night!
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Sangha Appreciation Night!

On one occasion the Venerable Ananda, the Buddha’s attendant, came to the Buddha and said that in his view half the spiritual life revolves around spiritual friendship. The Buddha immediately corrected him and said, “Do not say this, Ananda! Do not say this, Ananda! Spiritual friendship is not half the spiritual life. It’s the entire spiritual life!”

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