Welcome to the Zen Community of Oregon
Autumn Ango:
Great Vow’s Intensive Practice Period
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 to Sunday, Dec 19, 2021
Intensive training in meditation, contemplation and inquiry clarifies the heart and mind, allowing for deep and sustaining transformation.
The silence and serenity of the monastic schedule during Ango is an opportunity to familiarize one’s self with what is most true and liberating.
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The Ancient Way Sesshin :
A 10-day Meditation Retreat
October 14 - 24, 2021
Meditation takes time, and deep meditation, which leads to insight, takes more time.
This 10-day intensive retreat offers the opportunity to discover places of deep stillness and wonder.
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Five Buddhist Precepts for Ethical Living:
Sunday Online Class Series
October 17 - November 21, 2021
This series will include readings, contemplations, practices, online discussion, and experiences concerning the Five Precepts.
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Autumn Zazenkai:
A One Day Meditation Retreat
at Heart of Wisdom
October 30, 2021
This is a day of Zen practice – meditation practice together, seated and active.
In this retreat you can set aside a day to practice simplicity and silence allowing the mind to settle into presence.
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Great Vow is open for in-person attendance to Sunday program and residential retreats, for fully vaccinated guests. Testing required for retreats.

Heart of Wisdom will open for some in-person programs from Oct 24 at 7pm. Limited to 25, bring your proof of vaccination and your mask. Click here details or to join us online.

Read more about our Covid policy.

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.