Patrick Bansho Green

Patrick Bansho Green has practiced with the Zen Community of Oregon since 2004 and received Lay Transmission from Chozen Bays and Hogen Bays in 2019. As board president, he led the effort to found Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple, a lay practice center in Portland, Oregon. Prior to becoming the current full time Administrator for ZCO, Bansho worked for twenty years in the labor movement leading social and economic justice political and legislative campaigns.

Events with Patrick Bansho Green

Loving-kindness, Compassion, and Zen: A Six Day Online Meditation Retreat
June 14, 2021

Zen retreats are called “sesshin” which means to “collect” or “gather-in” the heart-mind.” This gathering is not about making the heart or mind a certain way, but settling into the ever-flowing moment. In this retreat we will practice meditations of loving-kindness (metta), compassion, and relaxing in rest (sitting meditation – zazen) and motion (yoga/qui-gong).   It is our intention to offer the supportive structure to allow you to do a week long meditation retreat at home. You can participate to whatever degree your life allows. Consider the possibility to design your own retreat. Do a work/family sesshin. Take one day…

October Sesshin : 10-day Online Meditation Retreat
October 7, 2021

Human society has always been filled with the potential for chaos. Most times we can retreat into nature to restore ourselves with peace and calm. But where can we retreat when nature herself is on fire? The Ancient Way to peace is always available but is not always easy to walk. Come join us to practice and walk the Ancient Way of Sanity. Part time attendance is fine. 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. It is our intention…