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The Colors of Summer

Stop telling stories. That's the first piece of advice given new residents at Great Vow Zen Monastery in pastoral Clatskanie, Oregon. Get out of your head and into your body. See what you learn.


Jukai Ceremony for Kyosei

On Wednesday evening, June 11, Cathy received the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts in a Jukai ceremony held at Great Vow. 


A Different Kind of Training

April 2, 2015

Today three residents at Great Vow Zen Monastery, Tyler, Janet, and Haley, had a lesson in the care and safe use of chain saws. 


SZBA meeting film

From October 1st to 5th, 2014, Great Vow hosted the sixth bi-annual meeting of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association (SZBA), Soto Zen priests from around the country attended.

Below is a lovely film capturing the event, It's a bit long, but well worth the time. Great Vow looks good with the many changes made for the conference. There are good photos of residents and priests, the many events held during the conference.