Olympia Zen Center Order of Ryokan
Keeping all peoples of the world in Mind as we practice with everyone in the Buddha-dharma.
Print a copy of the book, ORYOKI, the Soto Zen meal practice using Buddha's eating bowls.
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Photography for the website and blog: Eido Frances Carney, June McAfee, Fletcher Ward (StraightLightStudio.com)
The Annual Appeal to support our temple began Dec. 8th.
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Olympia Zen Center is the home temple of the Order of Ryokan in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. Practicing in Olympia since 1995, we offer meditation, services, retreats, study, training and experience in all forms of traditional Soto Zen practice open to everyone, along with residency for practicing students at the center. We emphasize the teachings of Priest-Poet , with whom we are in lineage. We are just 5 miles from the center of downtown Olympia on a peaceful, quiet site at the edge of a lake along the Chehalis Western Trail.
We are completely supported by donations which come from the heart of Generosity of our many benefactors.
Kakurenbo Or the Whereabouts of Zen Priest Ryokan
by Eido Frances Carney with translations by Nobuyuki Yuasa
Temple Ground Press, 2013 ISBN 978-09855565114 www.Amazon.com or local bookstores
Please contribute products to the YWCA Other Bank for 400 individuals in need every week. A collection bin is located in the entry way to the Zendo. They need: personal hygiene supplies, diapers, and household cleaning products.
All contributions to Olympia Zen Center are 501(c)3 tax deductible.