Please join us for in person sitting each Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:50-9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (5090 Center St NE) here in Salem, Oregon.

For September:

It’s the traditional time of year to return to practice.

Email Fieldie@gmail.com to join us for our Saturday Zazenkai offered on 10/15/22 from 8:30-3:30. Suggested donation is $20. It's a lovely day of sitting and eating in silence together. Plan to bring a simple potluck dish to share for lunch.

We meditate in person (and remotely via Zoom) each Tuesday Evening:

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Silent Meditation

7:00-8:45 p.m. - Chanting, meditation, silent tea and a short Dharma Talk:

  • September 6th: Zuigan Call Himself “Master”

  • September 13th: Jukai (Buddhist Precepts Ceremony) for Brad Saindon

  • September 20th: Tokusan Carries His Bowls

  • September 27th: What is Zazenkai?

We will continue our high heat policy: If the forecast high for the day is predicted to be over 90 degrees, then plan to meet us via zoom for zazen that evening. We'll automatically cancel our in-person meeting at UUCS and switch to meeting online that night. This will be posted on our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/salemzencenter

To join any Tuesday evening online @ 7:00 p.m. follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/383919886?pwd=RVd0ZVpIMFhjelJpdWxmTjdncUMzQT09

If requested, the password is 633005

To request dokusan when attending via zoom please email: SalemZenCenter@gmail.com

Saturday Meditations are from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Each Saturday Emily coordinates a meditation and a morning poem along with other hearty Sangha members:

To join any Saturday morning meditation follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83806935297?pwd=WWxSM2dyRnk4OVdDSVoyNXBGOVMvdz09

If requested, the password is 741312

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Photos are of the Unitarian Universalist buildings, gardens and grounds .