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

  • Sunday Service: 10:00-11:45am
    Early Sunday Sit: 8:30-9:30am
  • Wednesday Service: 7:00-8:30pm
    Meditation and discussion
  • Morning Sits: 6:30-7:30am
    Mondays & Fridays
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(206) 259-3145
15401 Westside Highway, Vashon

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


There are many different events through out the year, from all-day sits to Sangha celebrations.

Half-day Sits

May 20  |  Aug 26  |  Nov 18


Please join us for all or part of a half-day sit, built around our regular Sunday service. There’s no charge, no need to register, and no obligation to stay for the entire time–feel free to come and go as you need. Newcomers are welcome!

Some of us sit on cushions and some sit on benches or chairs–you’re welcome to bring your own supplies or use ours, and can use whatever configuration you need to sit comfortably.

From 7:00am-9:40am we start with tea, chanting, and alternating blocks of seated and walking meditation.

At 9:40am we’ll have a brief break, and set up for the regular 10am service-no obligation to stay for the service but all are welcome.

From 10:00am-11:45am is our regular Sunday service, which includes tea, chanting, seated and walking meditation, and a dharma talk from Koshin.


All-day Sits

Saturdy July 14

Members: $55
Non-members: $75
Benefactors: $100

Join us for a summer day-sit on Vashon Island. Puget Sound Zen Center invites you to share in this special day, and pre-registration is required, and space is limited. A simple vegetarian lunch will be served. While we cannot accommodate food preferences, please let the registrar know if you have a serious food allergy.


July 14 Day Sit Registration

2018 Fall Retreat

5:00pm Thursday – 3:00pm Sunday
October 11-14

Full Retreat Member: $220
Full Retreat Non-member: $270
Benefactor: $300
1 Day: $80  |  2 Day: $160

Register now to dive deep at our three-day Fall sesshin at beautiful Camp Sealth. This will be a formal retreat in the Rinzai tradition: zazen, kinhin, chanting, dharma talks, interviews with the teacher, silent walks through the spring woods.

All meals and dormitory-style accommodations included. If you have questions, or if you have not previously attended a multi-day retreat, please email us.  From out-of-town?  The registrar will find you a place to stay the night before if needed.



Fall Dharma Study

Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8

Members: $125
Non-members: $150

Roots of Buddhism

In-depth discussion group lead by Koshin Cain
Class is limited to 20 participants
Please register early.