We are from the Soto Zen Tradition. This group is for you if you are curious about Zen practice, or you are a Zen practitioner looking to develop a practice with mentorship and camaraderie.

We conduct a formal weekly class on Saturday mornings which includes Zazen, Kinhin, Chanting, Tea and Zen Chat. We also have readings and Dharma discussions. Our guide is Kosho Itagaki, a Zen priest, born, educated and ordained in Japan. Our venue is the Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do.

Our group hosts Zen retreats and special events, such as Tea Ceremony, workshops and shared meals. We plan to travel to Japan to visit Buddhist Temples and attend ceremony. Dokusan is available through Kosho-San.

We are developing a Northwest Zen Community and Center to foster Zen practice. A core value for our group is social responsibility that is contributing to the well-being of the communities we live in.

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  • March 14 · 7:30 AM

    Weekly Zazen Kai

    6 Zen Practitioners | 5.00

    7:30 am Zazen 8:00 am Kinhin 8:05 am Break 8:10 am Zazen 8:40 am Sutra chanting 8:45 am Tea and Discussion 9:15 am end Suggested donation $5.00
  • March 7 · 7:30 AM

    Weekly Zazen Kai

    6 Zen Practitioners

    7:30 am Zazen 8:00 am Kinhin 8:05 am Break 8:10 am Zazen 8:40 am Sutra chanting 8:45 am Tea and Discussion 9:15 am end Suggested donation $5.00
  • February 21 · 7:30 AM

    Weekly Zazen Kai

    6 Zen Practitioners

    7:30 am Zazen 8:00 am Kinhin 8:05 am Break 8:10 am Zazen 8:40 am Sutra chanting 8:45 am Tea and Discussion 9:15 am end Suggested donation $5.00
  • February 14 · 7:30 AM

    Weekly Zazen Kai

    5 Zen Practitioners

    7:30 am Zazen 8:00 am Kinhin 8:05 am Break 8:10 am Zazen 8:40 am Sutra chanting 8:45 am Tea and Discussion 9:15 am end Suggested donation $5.00
  • February 7 · 7:30 AM

    Weekly Zazen Kai

    8 Zen Practitioners

    7:30 am Zazen 8:00 am Kinhin 8:05 am Break 8:10 am Zazen 8:40 am Sutra chanting 8:45 am Tea and Discussion 9:15 am end Suggested donation $5.00
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    ""Very welcoming, patient leaders. I was made to feel at home, and given the instruction I needed as well as tools for more information if I desired. The best pre-sitting introduction I have received anywhere, and from Kosho himself!…­"
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    "Very welcoming, patient leaders. I was made to feel at home, and given the instruction­ I needed as well as tools for more information­ if I desired. The best pre-sitting­ introductio­n I have received anywhere, and from Kosho himself!...­"

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