A welcoming place and a nourishing community for the study and practice of Zen Buddhism, from the simply curious to the deeply committed.



  • (206) 259-3145
  • 15401 Westside Highway,
    Vashon, WA 98070, USA
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FIND US: Havurah Building, 15401 Westside Hwy, Vashon WA 98070
SUNDAY SERVICE: 10:00-11:45am
Early Sunday Sit 8:30-9:30am.
Wednesday Service: 7:00-8:30pm
Meditation & Discussion
Morning Sits: 6:30-7:30am
Mondays & Fridays


The Puget Sound Zen Center is a place for serious individual study, group practice, and family involvement – embracing deep contemplation and joyful celebration. Be inspired and discover your own path to living Zen through meditation, mindfulness, and compassion.


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Our Land

When we build our own Zen Center, we build an opportunity for Zen practice to continue on Vashon long after we’re gone. We build a place where people we haven’t met yet; who might not even have been born yet; can come to discover the beauty and quiet of this ancient tradition…

Upcoming Retreats

The Zen Center holds retreats throughout the year, from four-day Fall Sesshin to regular all-day sits, it’s an opportunity to dive deep with seated and walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, silent walks through the woods, and more…

Zen Thoughts
Talks & Podcasts

Download and listen at your leisure. Talks are also available on iTunes.


Sangha members share their stories of their Zen practice.


We have a variety of groups from Family Zen to Precepts.


Dharma study, sits, and retreats. There's a lot going on.