Weekly Schedule

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 7:30pm Meditation and Vespers

Wednesday: 6:30am Meditation and Short Morning Service
7pm Meditation and Dharma discussion

Thursday: 6:30am Meditation and Short Morning Service
7:30pm Meditation and Vespers

Friday: 6:30am Meditation and Short Morning Service
11:30am Meditation, Mid-Day Service and Dharma discussion
7:30pm Meditation and Vespers

Saturday: 7am Meditation

Sunday: 9:30am Meditation and Ceremony (for Sunday morning schedule details, see calendar).
(Sunday afternoon and evening the temple is closed.)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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No Morning or Evening Service or Meditation
No Morning or Evening Service or Meditation
Sep 15 – Oct 3 all-day
A quiet day at the temple — no services in the morning or evening. Please call if you would like to visit or talk with Rev. Leon. 503 238 1123
Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Full Morning Service 10:30 am
Full Morning Service
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
30 minutes of meditation followed by vespers, the last ceremonial of the day. Vespers is the Chanting of The Litany of the Great Compassionate One followed by other short verses.
Dharma talk 7:30 pm
Dharma talk
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dharma discussion will be on various topics of training in the Soto Zen Tradition.
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Meditation and Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Working Meditation Day 9:00 am
Working Meditation Day
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Work is a long standing element of practice in the Zen tradition and represents a concrete way to put practice into action in our everyday life. Working Meditation days at the Priory are a way to concentrate on and develop Continue reading →
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Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Family Day 10:30 am
Family Day
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
A family day is an opportunity for families with children to come and learn a bit about practice in a kid friendly way. The morning usually starts with a little walking meditation and some guided sitting meditation followed by a Continue reading →
Segaki: Festival of Feeding the Hungry Ghosts ceremony 10:30 am
Segaki: Festival of Feeding the Hungry Ghosts ceremony
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This elaborate transfer of merit is intended for all those who have died, especially in tragic or disturbing circumstances, or who are in unfortunate states of existence. A special altar having been prepared with many varied types of food to Continue reading →
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
30 minutes of meditation followed by vespers, the last ceremonial of the day. Vespers is the Chanting of The Litany of the Great Compassionate One followed by other short verses.
Dharma talk 7:30 pm
Dharma talk
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dharma discussion will be on various topics of training in the Soto Zen Tradition.
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Meditation and Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Introduction to Practice and Meditation Instruction 10:00 am
Introduction to Practice and Meditation Instruction
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meditation instruction and an introduction to the ceremonial aspect of the Soto Zen tradition. Please call to confirm: 503 238 1123
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Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Kanzeon Ceremony 10:30 am
Kanzeon Ceremony
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Since the teaching of compassion is fundamentally important in Buddhism, in many Zen temples each day begins with a ceremony for the Bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshwara or Kanzeon. Our Kanzeon ceremony is a variation of our morning service, emphasizing the Continue reading →
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No Morning or Evening Service or Meditation
No Morning or Evening Service or Meditation
Oct 17 – Oct 23 all-day
A quiet day at the temple — no services in the morning or evening. Please call if you would like to visit or talk with Rev. Leon. 503 238 1123
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
30 minutes of meditation followed by vespers, the last ceremonial of the day. Vespers is the Chanting of The Litany of the Great Compassionate One followed by other short verses.
Dharma talk 7:30 pm
Dharma talk
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dharma discussion will be on various topics of training in the Soto Zen Tradition.
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Meditation and Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Meditation Morning 9:30 am
Meditation Morning
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Meditation begins at 9:30am and consists of periods of seated meditation interspersed with walking meditation (roughly 25 minute periods of sitting and 10 minutes of walking) ending at around 11:30am. Meditation is followed by tea and a Dharma discussion. Please Continue reading →
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
30 minutes of meditation followed by vespers, the last ceremonial of the day. Vespers is the Chanting of The Litany of the Great Compassionate One followed by other short verses.
Dharma talk 7:30 pm
Dharma talk
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dharma discussion will be on various topics of training in the Soto Zen Tradition.
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Meditation and Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Transfer Of Merit Ceremony 10:30 am
Transfer Of Merit Ceremony
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
When we exert ourselves to practice the Dharma we create good consequences or merit; the transfer of merit ceremony is a way for us to devote a particular time and effort to offering that merit for the benefit of specific Continue reading →
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Halloween
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Oct 31, All Hallow’s Eve