Zen is a practice that deepens over a lifetime. The time honored way of studying Zen, is one of gradual observation, meeting questions as they arise. You will naturally enter that process when you walk in the door.
Our Sunday practice includes sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a Dharma talk, and a brief Zen chanting service (liturgy). Newcomers are welcome anytime, click here for more information.
The 2nd and 4th Sundays are held in person (and online) at Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 1518 S. Washington St.
Our ongoing online Tuesday Practice consists of simple sitting and walking meditation. Newcomers are welcome anytime.
On the first Sunday of the month, our service takes the form of a Well-Being and Memorial ceremony. This is a special service dedicated to those who are ill, disturbed or who otherwise need special love and compassion. We also honor the lives of those who have recently died.
Start your day with mindfulness and community. Join Seattle Soto Zen online for morning zazen 8:00-8:30 am Monday-Saturday. Beginner’s instruction at 7:30 am on Wednesdays.
Throughout the year there are a number of other ways to practice through classes, retreats, and other activities.
Join us online
We have opportunites to meet in person as well as online. Please join us.
Currently, we are offering our weekly practice sessions on Sunday through Friday. Please watch this space for additional practice opportunities upcoming.
We have taken precautions to make our meetings safe and welcoming. Most importantly, we do not provide the link to our meetings to the general public on our website. To receive the link to join our sessions, please register for any of them from the calendar. You can also sign up for our newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this page – we send the link monthly to our subscribers.
Second, all of our meetings require a password to enter. The password is embedded in the meeting link, so as long as you enter the meeting by clicking the link in our newsletter, you will not need to know it.
Finally, in the weeks we have held online sessions, we have never experienced anything but warmth and kindness from regulars and newcomers, alike. Our hearts are open to whomever decides to join us.
All times are Pacific Daylight Time.
Virtual Practice Discussion
Kanshin Allison is offering practice discussions online and in person. You may schedule a session with her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for service and informal sangha conversation
After the dharma talk, we stay online for morning service. Everyone is encouraged to remain after service to socialize for awhile, if their schedule permits.