Come join us the first Sunday of the month for our Children’s Program and Community Potluck! All are welcome!
Our Children’s Program engages children and teens in an interactive and fun exploration of basic Buddhist concepts and practices like mindfulness, compassion, kindness and connection.
Adults and children start the morning together with a brief shared tea service and singing or chanting. Program teachers and children then head outside for “follow the leader” (child-friendly walking meditation) before breaking into age groups for games, stories, art and theater-based activities. Parents are welcome to join or stay in the meditation hall for the rest of the adult service. Each month, the program focuses on a different Buddhist theme.
New families: Please arrive by 9:45 am to get settled in before the 10:00am service.
The PSZC Women’s group meets every few months to discuss ways of experimenting with the Zen form as women, to socialize and have fun!
We normally have a quarterly potluck/get-together.
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The Practice Plan is a program periodically offered to PSZC members to help you define, stick to, and deepen your practice. Accountability and support can make so much difference. Long distance participation is also possible!
The Zen Center periodically holds a year-long class in preparation for taking Buddhist precepts – a formal commitment to the Zen path. To be eligible, preceptors serve in a variety of officer roles in Zendo services (shoji, jikijitsu, etc).
If you are interested or curious please contact Koshin to talk further.
PSZC volunteers serve a meal the Methodist Church on the second Monday of each month for around 22-32 people as part of their commitment to the Inter-Faith Council for the Homeless (IFCH). We need help to make this happen.
Here is a link to a sheet on the internet we use to coordinate the dinners. It tells the date of the next dinner and what the main dish will be. There are also suggestions for other food that would go well with the main dish, and other suggestions are welcome.
Puget Sound Zen Center has adopted Cove Rd from 129th Lane SW to Vashon Hwy SW.
We are committed to keep this section of road clear of trash at least twice a year – and we always need help.
Volunteers must complete the Individual Participant Release Form and watch the safety video. Per King County rules, no minors are allowed. Email completed forms or drop them off at the Zendo in the Zen Trash envelope hung on the bulletin board.
There are opportunities to create your own interest group.
Please contact us for more info.