Virtual Events

Daily Morning Meditation

Dates: Every day 8:00-9:00am PT
Cost: Gift Economy / aka on Donation
Commitment: no RSVP needed
Location: Virtual via Zoom:
Zoom Password: meditation

Brief Summary:

We gather in community 365 mornings a year for a short teaching, meditation, and discussion.  Usually, around 20 people join.  You are welcome to have your video on or off, and stay for as little or as long as you like.

Morning Flow (Monday to Friday):

8:00 – 8:10ish  — a short talk (Fridays are way-seeking mind talks)
8:10ish – 8:45am — silent meditation
8:45 – 9:00am — group discussion

Morning Flow (Saturday & Sunday)

8:00 – 8:55am — silent meditation
8:55 – 9:00am — “lightning round,” sharing intentions for the day or one-sentence reflections

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Local Events in Portland


No Self, No Problem — A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat

Date: Saturday, January 20th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm+
Location: Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple, 6401 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Cost: Gift economy / aka donation
Registration: Email me to register!


Brief Summary:

Description to come soon!

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Sangha Service Day w/ Friends of Trees

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 8:45am – 1pm
Location: 2088 SE 117th Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086


Brief Summary:

On the bi-monthly Sangha Service Days, we’ll do a community service project with a local non-profit organization / wholesome cause.  For December 9th, we’ll join Friends of Trees to plant hundreds of native trees & shrubs along the Mt. Scott Creek Trail in Happy Valley, OR.  I’ve done at least a dozen plantings with Friends of Trees — these events are always a blast!

The service period goes until 1pm, and then we can gather in the park and have lunch together (please bring a packed lunch!).

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Buddhist Living: An 8-Week Course in Embodying Love & Wisdom

Dates: Thursdays, 6:45 to 8:45pm, April to June, 2024
Location: Pause Meditation Studio, 133 SW 2nd Ave #300, Portland, OR 97204
Cost: Gift economy (see below)
Registration: will open soon!


Brief Summary:

This course is essentially an answer to the question, “how does one live like a Buddhist in a life of 21st-century responsibilities, relationships, and challenges?”  It will approach Buddhism not as a religion, an academic textbook, or a set of stripped-down secular practices, but rather as a well-rounded path for how to live well.

You’ll learn the core philosophies, meditation techniques, and behavioral practices, focusing mostly on “trying it out in your daily life” and “seeing for yourself what happens.”  The specific course content will revolve around the two main teachings in Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths & the Noble Eightfold Path.

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