A Groundswell of Founders


Dear Friends:

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple is not yet three years old.  We have come a long ways but we still have further to go...and we could use your help.

We have an open ended matching grant for any money donated to Heart of Wisdom up to Sept. 14, 2013 which is our Annual Founders’ Dinner.

This grant is designed for those of you who cannot come to the dinner although any and all donations will be matched.

The potential of many people giving a modest amount of money is powerful and to me especially inspiring.  Just think...if 500 people gave $20 that would be $10,000 then with the match that would double to $20,000!!!  No huge amount of money from someone with deep pockets just the energy and groundswell of many people coming together to help an important project.

What will we do with this money?  Continue to open our doors with more sitting times, allow the Dharma to flow through classes, workshops and seminars....and provide a quiet beautiful space within our busy city and in our busy lives.

This past month we opened Trillium House, a residential training house; they are now offering week day morning meditation at Heart of Wisdom. We added a Sunday morning program with a fledgling children’s program.  We have Loving Kindness Practice on the full moon along with our regular sittings on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.  We are beginning to be part of the neighborhood and local school.

I am inspired by the generosity of the many people who love Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple and Great Vow Zen Monastery.  So, your help is important and necessary whatever you can give is significant.  Together we make our community no matter how far reaching it may be...and it may reach all around the world!!!

You can donate on line


Or at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple, 6401 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

With gratitude,


Kodo Conover
Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple
Temple Manager