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Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple - All Our Events are Now On-line

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We are offering extensive opportunities to continue and support your practice during this time. Each of our weekly sittings at Heart of Wisdom has an ongoing online gathering via Zoom, anyone from anywhere is welcome to join!

Click these links to join the meetings at the scheduled times:

Tuesdays with Zen Teacher Kodo Conover
Time: 7:00 pm This is a recurring meeting

Wednesdays with Zen Teacher Jogen Salzberg
Time: 7:00 pm This is a recurring meeting

Thursdays with Dharma Holder Kisei Costenbader and Zen Teacher Bansho Green
Time: 7:00 pm This is a recurring meeting

Sunday with Zen Teachers Fuho Trussell and Jomon Martin
Time: 9:30 am This is a recurring meeting

Sunday with Zen Teachers Chozen or Hogen
Time: 7:00 pm This is a recurring meeting

Check our Calendar for more opportunities to connect with Sangha during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meditation Schedule - All Public events are currently post-poned

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

Weekday Mornings  7 a.m to 8 a.m. 
Led By: Ryotetsu

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

Sunday evenings 7:00 to 9:15 p.m.
Meditation and sanzen (one-on-one member interviews with a teacher)
Led By: Hogen Bays, Roshi

Sunday evenings: Forum for The Work of Byron Katie 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
An opportunity to do The Work of Byron Katie. Led By: Linda Cho-on Frischmeyer

Mondays 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Recovery Dharma (formerly Refuge Recovery)
(2nd and 4th Mondays of the month)
People of Color Sangha Meditation Gathering (currently meeting offsite at an outdoor location)
While rooted in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, the People of Color Sangha strives to create an open and flexible space for people to meditate and share mindfulness practices from many traditions.
If you are interested in joining us, please email

Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Meditation and group discussion
Led By: Zen 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 
Meditation with some guidance, and Dharma talk.  Practice interviews (sanzen) the first Wednesday of the month.

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.

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