Affiliated and Related Groups

Bright Way Zen

BrightWayLogoBright Way Zen meets in the Cedar Mill area on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm and is led by Domyo Burk. It is conveniently located for people in Washington County. Visit our web page, for a schedule, directions and more.

Empty Field Farm Zendo and Zen West

Retreats and seasonal weekly meditation are held at the Empty Field Zendo, a rustic retreat located on a small organic farm in Oregon’s coast range. Zen West is an affiliated group that meets on Thursday evenings in Eugene. It offers an intimate setting for lay practitioners exploring the wisdom of the Zen tradition within a Western awareness of psychology and social responsibility. Contact Seido for more information:

Hood River Meetings

The Hood River sitting group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for meditation, with a monk from Portland visiting once a month. See their website, for more information.

Valley Zen Circle

Valley Zen Circle is open to the public every week on Thursday evenings in the spacious lower level of Christ’s Church, 412 Clay Street in Monmouth, Oregon. See their website for more information.


Pendleton sitting group meets weekly, Monday evenings, 7-9 offering two periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, tea and talk. Beginners encouraged, please call for first visit instructions. Contact: Joseph Mugaku Engum 541-276-0038 or [sammie at].

Wy’East Zen Center

Meditation and Discussion Group: Wednesdays, Mt. Hood Hospice Office, 39641 Scenic Street, Sandy. Please come to the west entrance. 5:30pm Meditation hall open. You are welcome to come and sit. 6:30-7pm sitting meditation (zazen). 7-8pm Tea, reading and discussion. Wy’East Zen Center. Contact Emilie Teiko Cartoun at [ecartoun at] or call 503-997-3193. Check out our blog.

Prison Sanghas

Dharma Rain conducts an active prison program in several locations, listed below.

Oregon State Penitentiary
This group meets every first and third Tuesday evening with the OSP sangha. The evening includes zazen and a short service followed by class and discussion. Gyoshi and Chisho regularly go in to OSP. On fifth Tuesdays, Gyoshi meets with men who request personal meetings. They also do a day-long retreat every other month, alternating with Shambhala.

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Medium: Friday evenings 7-9pm. Includes zazen, class and discussion, and check-in. Facilitated by Genko.

Minimum: 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays 7-9pm. Includes check-in, zazen, class and discussion, and a brief closing service. Facilitated by Genko, with O-Ren assisting.

Eastern Oregon Correctional Facility
Mugaku facilitates a group in this facility every Thursday evening 6:20-8:20pm.

Two Rivers Correctional Facility
Mugaku meets with this sangha every Wednesday evening 6:30-8:30pm.

Columbia River Correctional Institution
This group is meeting the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of the month. Genko leads this group, along with Daicho, Guy Berliner, Shokei, and Ruben Rivera.