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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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Prior’s Installation Ceremony 10:30 am
Prior’s Installation Ceremony
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Called shinzan (which means ascending or opening the mountain) in Japanese, the ceremony for installing the chief priest of a temple marks the formal commitment of the monk to that temple. We invite you to join us for this important Continue reading →
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 12 @ 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
May 13 @ 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
May 14 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Full Morning Service 10:30 am
Full Morning Service
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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
May 19 @ 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
May 20 @ 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
May 21 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Transfer Of Merit Ceremony 10:30 am
Transfer Of Merit Ceremony
May 21 @ 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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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
May 28 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Wesak 10:30 am
Wesak
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
With the Festival of Wesak, we commemorate the birth, life and teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. In the Buddhist world, Wesak marks the beginning of the New Year and is the most significant and joyous event of the Buddhist calendar. Wesak Continue reading →
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dharma discussion will be on various topics of training in the Soto Zen Tradition.