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 Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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3
Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Full Morning Service 10:30 am
Full Morning Service
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Family Day 10:30 am
Family Day
Dec 10 @ 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 →
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13
Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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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15
Meditation and Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Enlightenment Day Festival 10:30 am
Enlightenment Day Festival
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This important festival celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s moment of spiritual awakening as he sat under the Bodhi tree in ancient India. From this Awakening flows out all of the Buddhadharma. The festival ceremony will be followed by tea and a Dharma Continue reading →
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Meditation and Vespers 7:00 pm
Meditation and Vespers
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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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22
Meditation and Class 11:30 am
Meditation and Class
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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24
Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Dec 24 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Transfer Of Merit Ceremony 10:30 am
Transfer Of Merit Ceremony
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation, Mid-day Service and Dharma Discussion
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Meditation 9:30 am
Meditation
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am
Meditation, walking meditation and meditation.
Kanzeon Ceremony 10:30 am
Kanzeon Ceremony
Dec 31 @ 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 →
New Years Eve Meditation Vigil and Ceremony 7:00 pm
New Years Eve Meditation Vigil and Ceremony
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Around New Years, it is traditional to spend a little time at the temple reflecting on the past year and setting our intention for the coming year. For New Years Eve at the priory, we will have some extra periods Continue reading →