Due to covid-19, the temple will be closed to visitors, except by appointment, until further notice.

The Portland Buddhist Priory is a Soto Zen temple of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. Established in 1987, we are dedicated to making the living practice of this tradition available here in Portland.

Soto Zen teaches that we all have a profound and bright spiritual capacity that we can rediscover and live from. It is by putting Zen meditation into action that we can come to know and express this truth for ourselves.

We are devoted to supporting and encouraging the practice of all people and we welcome anyone who would like to join us in practicing the Buddha Dharma.

If you would like to learn more about our practice, stop by for a visit. Meditation instruction is available at 10am on the third Saturday of each month and by appointment at other times.