Dear Sangha members,

It’s time to register for the rare opportunity of sitting together in a day of silence, called Zazenkai. 

Please email Emily to register:


It’s planned for October 21st with meditation from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $20.

As always, please feel heartily invited to join us any Tuesday evening for meditation at 5090 Center Street NE in Salem, Oregon. It’s usually a nice way to spend the evening with Sangha. 

Tuesday Evening Programs include:

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

7:00-8:45 p.m. Evening Program

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.

Heat Policy: If the expected high for the day is reported as 90° or higher, then plan to meet us via zoom for zazen that evening. We’ll automatically cancel in-person sitting at UUCS and switch to online that night. This will be posted on our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/salemzencenter and on our website: https://sites.google.com/site/salemzencenter/home

To join Tuesday evenings online, simply follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/383919886?pwd=RVd0ZVpIMFhjelJpdWxmTjdncUMzQT09

If requested, the password is 633005


Saturday Meditations are online only and offered from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. 

Each Saturday a Zen student coordinates our brief meditation and offers a concluding poem. To join any Saturday morning meditation follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83806935297?pwd=WWxSM2dyRnk4OVdDSVoyNXBGOVMvdz09
If requested, the password is 741312

Hold these dates:

Fall Zazenkai October 21st 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Bowing warmly -

The Salem Zen Center,

UU Compassionate Mind Sangha



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