What we're about

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 Sunday 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 Washington Karate Assosiation.

Our group hosts Zen retreats and special events, such as sesshin (retreats) monthly, workshops and guest speakers. Dokusan is available through Kosho-San.

We have developed the 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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Introduction of Soto Zen Tradition

Northwest Zen Community EISHOJI Soto Zen Temple

$20.00

This will be an opportunity for those who want to learn about the basics of the Soto Zen tradition. Since individual instruction is the best way to teach this tradition, we will limit the number of participants to two. Lessons will consist of 45 minutes of theory and 45 minutes of practice, for a total of 90 minutes. We are asking for a donation of $20. To maintain a maximum of safety during the pandemic, your temperature will be measured upon arrival, and it must be lower than 100.3 degrees. We also ask you to maintain a suitable distance in the Zendo.

Public Online Sanzen kai

Online event

7:45 am Waiting room open
8:00 am Zazen
8:30 am Sutra Chanting
Shari Raimon

Dharma Talk

Shoyo Roku Case 39

Jôshû's “Wash Your Bowls”

Rev. Kinpu Kosho
Soto Zen Priest
Head Priest of Northwest Zen Community EISHOJI

When you join this, please turn off your mike and video until Zazen will finish. Please keep turn on the speaker to listen to the bell which notify you the begin (three times) an end(one time) of Zazen.

Please sit by your style at your place.

We will share the shari raimon on the display when we will chant.

Please donate, if you like.

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Kosho in Gassho

Introduction of Soto Zen Tradition

Northwest Zen Community EISHOJI Soto Zen Temple

$20.00

This will be an opportunity for those who want to learn about the basics of the Soto Zen tradition. Since individual instruction is the best way to teach this tradition, we will limit the number of participants to two. Lessons will consist of 45 minutes of theory and 45 minutes of practice, for a total of 90 minutes. We are asking for a donation of $20. To maintain a maximum of safety during the pandemic, your temperature will be measured upon arrival, and it must be lower than 100.3 degrees. We also ask you to maintain a suitable distance in the Zendo.

Introduction of Soto Zen Tradition

Northwest Zen Community EISHOJI Soto Zen Temple

$20.00

This will be an opportunity for those who want to learn about the basics of the Soto Zen tradition. Since individual instruction is the best way to teach this tradition, we will limit the number of participants to two. Lessons will consist of 45 minutes of theory and 45 minutes of practice, for a total of 90 minutes. We are asking for a donation of $20. To maintain a maximum of safety during the pandemic, your temperature will be measured upon arrival, and it must be lower than 100.3 degrees. We also ask you to maintain a suitable distance in the Zendo.

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Introduction of Soto Zen Tradition

Northwest Zen Community EISHOJI Soto Zen Temple

$20.00

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