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We are an easy-going, friendly community of lay Zen students. Please join us! Our meditation practice is rooted in the Korean Zen tradition, in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Our teachings, forms and meditation practices are open to all people regardless of religious or cultural background. We practice inclusivity with a home-grown community flavor of gentleness, sincerity, good humor and flexibility. Come and visit – our mind/heart doors are open.


Short Dharma Talks on Teachers page

The “Teachers” page on this site now includes short dharma talks by our Resident Teachers Zen Master Jeong Ji and Eric Nord, JDPSN.  Get to know these teachers better by listening to these talks, which are each about 6 minutes long.

New Weekly Work Period Opportunities at the Zen Center
Layman Pang, a renowned Zen ancestor who lived from 740–808, wrote the following about work as a core aspect of our training:
My daily activities are not unusual, I’m just naturally in harmony with them. Grasping nothing, discarding nothing. In every place there’s no hindrance, no conflict. My supernatural power and marvelous activity: Drawing water and chopping wood.
Senior Dharma Teacher, Greg Eisen, has initiated two weekly work periods at the Zen Center to help maintain our new landscaping and grounds. As of now, we’d like to open this up to the wider sangha. Many hands make for light work! If you’re free, please join in. No need to sign up. The work periods are:
Wednesdays, from 11am – 12noon
Fridays, from 3pm – 5pm
Residency Opening

We have an opening for a full-time residency at Blue Heron Zen Community. The commitment to live at the Blue Heron Zen Community in Seattle is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one’s practice and directly experience the relationship between daily life and our original nature.  Check residency_button1 for details.