Sitting Groups in Portland, Oregon

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Dharma Rain
Portland Buddhist Priory
Seven Thunders
Zen Center of Portland
Zen Community of Oregon

Dharma Rain Zen Center

Dharma Rain Zen Center is a Soto Zen Temple for lay practice under the direction of Kyogen and Gyokuko Carlson. Please see the Dharma Rain Zen Center Home Page website for complete information.
Location Office: 2539 SE Madison, Zendo: 2514 SE Madison
Contact (503) 239-4846 Kyogen Carlson or Jeanette Ryan

Portland Buddhist Priory

The Priory has a regular schedule of meditation, ceremonial, and teaching, for lay trainees, in the Serene Reflection (Soto Zen) Tradition of Buddhism. It is affiliated with The Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.
Location 3642 SE Milwaukee Ave.
Contact Rev. Kinsei Tower, Acting Prior, 503-238-1123, or see their Web Page

Seven Thunders

Read more about Seven Thunders activities and background.
Date/TimeFirst Saturday of each month, 9am, Daylong sitting

Note: Some cushions and benches available; if possible bring your own zafu or bench; if you want to use chairs they are available.

TeacherLeonard Marcel.
LocationOur Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey, Lafayette, OR. (Map)
ContactJane Huyer (503) 880-1030 <>

Zen Center of Portland

We are affiliated with Charlotte Joko Beck and the Zen Center of San Diego. The teacher in Portland is Larry Christensen, a Dharma successor of Joko Beck. There is now a Zen Center of Portland website.
Location2520 NW Upshur
ContactMike Papas
503 319 8548
TeacherLarry Christensen

Zen Community of Oregon

Zen Community of Oregon (ZCO) A zen practice center based in Portland, Oregon. We are affiliated with the Soto Zen lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and the Rinzai Zen lineage of Shodo Harada Roshi. We hold 10-12 sesshins each year and a variety of classes. We also offer residential programs at Larch Mountain Zen Center.
  • Weekly evening practice and beginners' class on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30 pm
  • Weekly sitting with private interviews with the teacher on Sundays, 7:30-9:30 pm
Location2514 SE Madison
ContactZen Community of Oregon
P. O. Box 368
Clatskanie, Oregon, 97016
TeacherJan Chozen & Hogen Bays

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