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Weekly Practice Schedule


Our practice schedule changes from time to time. The best way to stay current with everything at Olympia Zen Center is to sign up for our weekly email digest, where all upcoming events & announcements are published.

Wednesday & Friday Mornings

6:30 am       Zazen, Robe Verse

7:10               Morning Ceremony

7:30              Opening the Founder's Altar

7:45               Finish


Wednesday Evenings

6:00 pm       Orientation for Newcomers

6:45               Zazen

7:25               Ceremony

7:40               Teisho (Dharma Talk)

8:10               Social Time

Thursday Evenings

5:30 pm       Zazen

6:00             Kinhin

6:10              Zazen

6:30             Finish


Saturday Mornings

8:00 am        Zazen

8:40               Ceremony

9:00              Temple Care (Soji)

9:30               Breakfast and study. We choose texts in the Sōtō Zen tradition

                       for weekly study/discussion, but newcomers are welcome.

11:30              Finish


First Saturday of Each Month

Temple Work Practice (Samu)

We schedule longer work periods on the first Saturday of each month, just after the regular Saturday practice schedule.

8:00 - 11:30 am            Regular Saturday practice

11:30 am - 1:30 pm      Samu, work practice to care for our temple grounds

                                       and other projects. A simple lunch is provided



Third Saturday of Each Month

One-Day Retreat

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Includes Zazen, Ceremony, Lunch (provided), Temple Care & Dokusan


Our Zoom Meeting ID: 871 9656 1538

Our Liturgy:

OZC Chant book

Gratitude to the Spirits of the Land

Song of Ryokan

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