Upcoming Events

Online Discussion of “Women Ancestors in Zen”, beginning January 3

Beginning January 3, Tuesday evening practice will include a discussion period regarding Women Ancestors in Zen, the theme of Kyol Che 2023. Practice will occur online via Zoom, 7:00pm-8:30pm. At the January 31 practice, we will have a group discussion about the new format, and then move into February and beyond with our shared January [...]

Kyol Che 2023 : January 22 – April 23

Please join us for our annual Blue Heron Kyol Che. The special nature of Kyol Che is that it offers us an intensive "coming together" practice, when we can re-invigorate our training with the support of our sangha and teachers. This year's Kyol Che will take place from Sunday, January 22th through Sunday, April 23rd. [...]

3-Day Retreat: January 27 – 29

Daily 7 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Time Beginning on Friday January 27, we'll gather our online and in-person communities for a three day immersion in group practice, a Dharma talk, and personal Dharma dialogues with Zen Master Jeong Ji. Please join us to deepen our practice for the sake of all beings. This [...]


Dharma Dialogue Opportunities

Eric Nord, JDPSN and Zen Master Jeong Ji are offering in-person Dharma Dialogues on occasional Sunday mornings during practice. If you cannot attend an in-person Dharma Dialogue, we encourage you to sign up for an online Dharma Dialogue. Sign up here with Eric Poep Sa or here with Jeong Ji Soen Sa. Our Senior Dharma [...]

Newcomer Orientation on Sunday Mornings

An orientation meeting for those new to our practice will be held each Sunday morning, beginning promptly at 10:30am Pacific Time, at the Blue Heron Zen Center, 10303 Densmore Ave North in Seattle. (Except during Retreats or Ceremonies) This meeting will provide an orientation for anyone who is new to Zen practice or new to [...]

Residential Training Opportunity

Blue Heron Zen Community currently has openings for residential training at our center in North Seattle.  Residency at the Zen Center offers a unique opportunity to strengthen one’s Zen practice in a beautiful and mutually supportive environment. Prospective residents will have a strong commitment to Zen practice, be open to gentle guidance from the teachers [...]