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Zen Meditation, Teaching & Reflection
MEETING SCHEDULE AT END OF THIS SECTION Zen Buddhist practice (http://www.emptyfieldzendo.org/beginners/) cultivates present moment awareness and encourages us to ask what it means to be human and how we live our lives. The sangha is led by Debra Seido Martin (http://www.emptyfieldzendo.org/guiding-teacher/), a teacher in the Dharma Cloud lineage and affiliated with Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland. Our welcoming group meets weekly in Eugene. Typical weekly sittings include two zazen (http://www.emptyfieldzendo.org/beginners/zazen/) (meditation) periods, walking meditation, service, dharma talk & discussion, and an optional chance to socialize at the closing. In the meditation space (zendo), there are chairs as well as cushions and benches available. Newcomers (http://www.emptyfieldzendo.org/beginners/) are welcome. If it's your first time attending, we offer a 20 minute orientation at 7:00 - 7:20 PM, which is required. In addition to weekly meeting, we offer retreats, special events, and study groups throughout the year. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as is appropriate for your time constraints and level of interest. With palms together, Seido EVENING SCHEDULE: 7:00 PM: period of meditation for 20 minutes. During this time, anyone new to ZW is given an orientation, which is required 7:20 PM: period of walking meditation for 10 minutes 7:30 PM: period of meditation for 15 minutes (this is an entry point where it's OK to come in and sit if you didn't arrive at 7) 7:45 PM: service for 10 minutes 8:00 PM: Dharma talk and discussion 8:50 PM: Closing and optional social time More information here: http://emptyfieldzendo.org/

Zen West

981 Fillmore St. · Eugene, OR

What we're about

We are an established group that combines the intuitive zazen practice of Soto Zen alongside an exploration of what koan practice has to offer from the Rinzai side. This not for profit group was established by Debra Seido Martin and Karen Aido Waskow about 4 years ago with the intention of fostering an intimate setting for people who are interested in exploring the wisdom and compassion available to us through Zen practice. The forms we use are adapted to a Western context so hopefully not too esoteric or difficult to master even for those who are just starting out.

Each of us is engaged in a therapeutic practice in our work lives as well as organic farming, volunteering in a medium security men's prison teaching meditation, hospice volunteer work, and founding and facilitating Death Cafes in the Eugene/Springfield area.

There are no dues or fees beyond voluntary contributions to help offset expenses. All are welcome here no matter your religious affiliation, prior experience with meditation and Zen practice or lack of such experience.

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