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Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

Meditation Schedule

Beginners are welcome! You don't have to be a Buddhist to practice meditation. Everyone is invited to attend.

Weekday Mornings  6 to 7 a.m.
Meditation and chanting service
Led By: Dharma Holder Gensho Welsh

Mondays 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Refuge Recovery

Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Meditation and group discussion
Led By: Dharma Teacher Nancy Kodo Conover
Temple opens at 5 p.m. Zendo, Library and Community Room are available for community use.

Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m 
Guided meditations, teachings and group discussion. We are currently investigating Liberative Practices. Anyone is welcome to join at anytime. Check Heart of Wisdom Facebook for each weeks section.
Led By: Jogen, Sensei

Week 4 - Oct 24 - Full Moon Metta

No Gathering Oct 31 Halloween

Week 5 - Nov 7 - Afflictive Emotions 2 - The Interpersonal Afflictions: jealousy-envy-competition, pride

Week 6 - Nov 14th - Shamatha - Separating presence from content of presence. Widely-embracing Mind

Week 7 - Nov 21st - Insights 1- Enjoying impermanence.

Week 8 - Nov 28th - Insights 2- Exposing the absence of self.

Week 9 - December 5th - Shunyata 1 - Flirting with the translucent world.

Week 10 - December 12th - Shunyata 2 - Playfulness of the self post- form.

Week 11 - December 19th 4 Immeasurables - Deep arts of the heart

Thursdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Zazen and Dharma talk by one of the teachers or senior students

Sunday mornings 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Meditation and Dharma talk
Led By: Zen Teacher Larry Fuho Trussel

Sunday evenings 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Meditation and sanzen (one-on-one member interviews with a teacher)

Sunday evenings: Dharma Drop-In 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Led By: Laura Jomon Martin

Free meditation instruction is available at every event 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

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 the qualities of unflagging optimism, self-discipline, 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.

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

6401 NE 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211