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, March 30th, 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:

Come join us for a meditative deep dive into the Buddha’s teaching on anatta, aka not-self.  We will approach this often confusing topic less as a philosophical idea and more as a meditative observation that directly leads to letting go and peace.

We’ll intimately explore how the not-self teaching is not so much pointing to a blanked-out zero land with no thoughts or feelings, but rather learning how to broaden and deepen non-clinging awareness in this very moment.

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Deep Wisdom: A 6-Week Buddhist Meditation Course

Dates: Wednesdays, 4/10/24-5/15/24
Location: The Flander’s House Community Room @ 2926 NE Flander’s Street, Portland 97232
Cost: Gift Economy / Donation
Registration: email me at

Brief Summary:

Rooted in the Theravāda Buddhist tradition, this course will meditatively explore the deep wisdom teachings on “the three characteristics” of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and not-self.  Above all, we’ll emphasize how the point of this exploration is liberation/freedom, and proportional to how deeply you realize these insights, you will experience that degree of freedom right now.

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

Dates: Thursdays, 6:45 to 8:45pm, 4/4/24-5/23/24
Location: Pause Meditation Studio, 133 SW 2nd Ave #300, Portland, OR 97204
Cost: Gift economy (see below)
Registration: sign-up here!


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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Monthly Sangha — Meditation + Dhamma + Community

Dates: 2nd Sundays, starting 4/14/24, from 6:30-8pm+
Location: Awakenings Wellness Studio @ 1016 SE 12th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Cost: Gift Economy / Donation
Registration: none needed / just show up!

Brief Summary:

This group is devoted to cultivating the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, especially the key teachings on ethics, meditation, and wisdom.  While the idea is to spiritually beautify our lives in every possible way, we’ll place special emphasis on how via wise awareness, freedom is always available right now. 

We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth manner, and find ways to bring these rich teachings alive in our own lives.

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