Please join us for practice this summer:

Weekly offerings:

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Address is: 1485 Mill Street SE in Salem, Oregon 97301. 

All programs are offered free of charge, donations and monthly pledges are dearly appreciated. 

Tuesday Evening Programs:

5:30-6:30 p.m. Silent Meditation (in person only)

7:00-8:45 p.m. Evening Program (meditation, silent tea & Dharma talk)

A short 30 minute beginner’s lecture is offered each Tuesday during our 7:00-8:45 p.m. in-person meditation. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m.

Thursday Programs:

8:30-9:30 a.m. (1st & 3rd Thursday) zazen.

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday Sangha Samu Day.

This is our weekly time to take care of Miao Chung temple together. 

Everyone welcome, email to attend: 

Saturday (online only) 

7:30 to 8:00 a.m. 

Each Saturday a Zen student coordinates our brief meditation and offers a concluding poem. Link:
If requested, the password is 741312


Sunday morning Programs (in person only):

Beginner’s lecture is offered each Sunday please arrive by 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. 12:00 noon (seated and walking meditation & Dharma talk)

12:00-1:00 p.m. optional lunch with Sangha

1:00-2:00 p.m. Book Club (7/7, 7/14, 7/28 books provided)

1:00-2:00 p.m. Rakusu Sewing (7/21 kits provided)

Bowing warmly to the many hands making this temple possible -

The Salem Zen Center

Miao Chung Temple

Salem Zen Center is a 501-c3 non-profit organization if you'd like to make a donation just follow this link:

For the Sangha (please consider making this a monthly donation):

PayPal Sangha Donation 


For the teacher:

PayPal Teacher Donation

Save the Dates for 2024: 

Sangha Retreats are October 23rd (7 p.m. start) through noon October 27th and December 6th (7 p.m. start) through noon December 8th. Please plan to join us and contact to pre-register.

*Feel invited to wear a mask if needed or to join online if you prefer. We are committed to providing the opportunity to gather together for practice and respect everyone’s needs and concerns for wellness.