Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple
Purpose and Vision
The purpose of Heart of Wisdom is to provide a refuge of stillness and peace in a busy urban environment, to practice and share Buddhist teachings, and to cultivate community, compassion, and wisdom.
Zen Community of Oregon founded Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in 2011 with the purchase of the beautiful old church it inhabits in Northeast Portland. Many hours of loving volunteer labor have gone into the renovation. It is a warm and inviting place, one you are welcome to come and enjoy.
Free meditation instruction is available at every sitting time except weekday mornings.
When coming to meditate please wear comfortable, loose clothing that will not be distracting to others. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, beeping watches, or strong perfume.
Meditation can be done in any comfortable, upright posture. Cushions, benches, and chairs are provided.
If you have questions, email the Temple Manager at Kodo.conover at gmail.com.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Heart of Wisdom is currently closed for in-person programming. Please visit the calendar for all our online offerings.
Heart of Wisdom is an active Sangha that is engaged in working to alleviate human suffering in the world. We are committed to being of service in our local community and are involved in the on-going process of un-doing systems of oppression.
Opportunities to get involved in volunteer opportunities and to serve the Sangha and greater community are always available.