Welcome to the Zen Community of Oregon
Compassion for Yourself and Others
September 20 - December 13, 2021
A 12-week curriculum that combines Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication framework,
mindfulness and meditation practices, and teachings from Buddhism and other spiritual traditions.
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UPDATE: We are now closed for in-person meditation at Heart of Wisdom and Great Vow due to the recent Delta surge in Oregon. Read more here. (Aug 20, 2021)

September residential retreats are now online-only offerings. Read more here. (Aug 20, 2021)

Our Covid policy and other terms can be found here.

Reservations for in-person participation in retreats and workshops are open for October and beyond. Please check out the calendar for the weekly schedule and to plan your next retreat!

Great Vow Zen Monastery

A residential Zen community of lay and ordained people practicing and evolving spiritual community in response to our times. Grounded in our lineage inheritance, with an eye open to perspectives and methods that serve our vow for Awakening, we aspire to an inclusive Buddha-dharma. 

We are accepting applications for residency. Email the director of training, training@zendust.org for an application.

All are welcome

The Zen Community of Oregon welcomes everyone. We study together and practice for the benefit of all beings and this living earth. We recognize the suffering caused by biases, prejudices, systems of power, privilege, and oppression based on race, sex, class, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. We aspire to do no harm and to dismantle barriers that cause separation and suffering, recognizing that our liberation is interconnected with the liberation of all.

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

Located in northeast Portland, Heart of Wisdom is a sanctuary of serenity and community where a spectrum of Buddhist teachings are offered ranging from daily meditation to social action initiatives.