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 at Belluvue for a time being until we can find a new place in seattle.

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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Welcome to Nothing to get and No enlightenment Zen group

Recent Meetups

  • February 14 · 9:00 AM

    Weekend Zazen kai

    2 Zen Practioners

    8:45 am Registration 9:00 am Zazen 9:30 am Walking Zazen 9:35 am Zazen 10:05 am Dharma Talk 10:20 am Tea
  • April 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    The dialogue between Soto Zen and Pure-land -5th Soto Zen Seminar-

    6 Zen Practioners

    Shinran and the Jōdo Shinshū (True Pure Land School) & Dōgen and the Sōtō Zen School have had huge impacts on Japanese spirituality and culture, but they have largely... Learn more
  • January 19, 2014 · 9:30 AM

    The beginners class for Soto Zen tradition

    2 Zen Practioners

    8:45 am Registration 9:00 am Lecture "What is Soto Zen Tradition?" 9:50 am Break 10:00 am Instruction of Zazen 10:15 am Zazen 10:40 am Sutra Chanting 10:50 am Tea and... Learn more
  • November 30, 2013 · 12:15 PM

    Weekend Zazen class

    2 Zen Practioners

    12:30 pm Registration 12:45 pm Zazen 1:15 pm Slow walk 1:20 pm Break 2:10 pm Zazen 2:40 pm Break 2:45 pm Tea and Discussion 3:00 pm End Suggested gift $5.00
  • August 10, 2013 · 7:15 AM

    The beginners class for Soto Zen tradition

    2 Zen Practioners

    7:15 am Registration 7:30 am Lecture "What is Soto Zen Tradition?" 7:55 am Break 8:00 am Instruction of Zazen 8:15 am Zazen 8:40 am Sutra Chanting 8:50 am Tea and... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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