Meditation and mindfulness practices grounded in a two-and-a-half thousand year tradition fostering well-being, vitality, and insight. 


  • COVID-19 update:
In line with physical distancing guidelines set forth by the Oregon Health Authority we are limiting the number of people who join meditation in-person. If you’d like to come please rsvp in advance so that we can be ready for you! Our email is bluecliffzen@gmail.com.
  • Attending meditation sessions remotely
We will also continue to hold all of our weekly meditation sessions and events on-line via Zoom. It’s free and easy to use. If you’d like to join in please send an email to bluecliffzen@gmail.com and we’ll send you the link. Our weekly meditation times are below!

ABOUT BLUE CLIFF ZEN CENTER and OUR TEACHERS

Blue Cliff Zen Center is a non-profit organization started by a community of Zen meditators and Matt Shinkai Kane in Eugene, Oregon in 2014 at the request of Shinzan Miyamae Roshi of Gyokuryuji Temple (Gifu, Japan). We are a primarily lay-based Rinzai Zen group dedicated to the cultivation of physical and mental well-being and genuine insight. We hold a weekly meditation group, Zen yoga and Zen taiso classes, a wide array of mindfulness courses, Zen jinshin workshops, retreats, and ceremonies throughout the year. 

Shinkai studied Zen in Japan for over seven years and is a senior Zen teacher in the Hakuin-Inzan line of the Japanese Rinzai tradition. He studied with Soto Zen teachers as well and is a member of the Southern Willamette Zen Teachers Council. Learn more >>

We also offer yoga teacher trainings and meditation/mindfulness teacher trainings at Breitenbush Hot Springs in Detroit, Oregon. Completing our yoga teacher training steeped in Buddhist practice and philosophy is a wonderful way to deepen your own yoga practice and bring it to others. Our yoga teacher training is unique from other trainings and focuses on three intertwined areas of alignment, energy flow, and mindfulness. Please visit our yoga teacher training page to find out more!  


WEEKLY ZEN MEDITATION GROUP TIMES:  

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Wednesdays 7-8am
Fridays 7-8pm (guided) ZOOM ONLY
Sundays 4:30-6pm

Our Zen meditation group meets at Everyday People Yoga which is located at 352 West 12th Avenue in Eugene. Click for more information.

WEEKLY ZEN YOGA CLASS TIMES (THROUGH ZOOM):

Wednesdays from 12-1pm and Saturdays 9:30-10:30am with Shinkai.  More information.

ALL SESSIONS ARE LIVE-STREAMED.  TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINKS PLEASE EMAIL US AT BLUECLIFFZEN@GMAIL.COM

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:

2020

Date: Saturday, July 18 from 9am – 5pm in-person only (in-line with state health guidelines) at Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon. There is a lot of open space out there. Limited to 10 people.

Date: Saturday, July 25 from 1:30 – 3pm in-person in Eugene and over Zoom. Led by Shinkai

  • Summmer Zen Sesshin

Dates: Thursday, July 30 (evening) through Tuesday, August 4 (evening) in Eugene. Space will be limited and this will be held in line with statewide health guidelines. Also held over Zoom.

Dates: September 6-13, 2020 in Yachats, Oregon. Led by Shinkai.

Dates: Thursday, September 24 (6pm) – Sunday, September 27, 2020 (2pm) in Oregon. Led by Daizan.

Dates: October 1 – November 19, 2020 from 7-8:30pm (8 Thursdays) in Eugene.

Dates: Thursday, December 10 (dinner) – Sunday, December 13, 2020 (lunch) at Breitenbush Hot Springs. Led by Shinkai.

2021

Dates: Thursday, January 7 (6pm) – Sunday, January 10, 2020 (2pm) in Oregon. Led by Shinkai.

Dates: January 14 – March 4, 2021 from 7-8:30pm (8 Thursdays) in Eugene.

Dates: Friday, February 26 (dinner) – Sunday, February 28, 2020 (lunch) at Breitenbush Hot Springs. Led by Shinkai.

Dates: Summer of 2021

Dates: August 17-22, 2021 in Walton, Oregon. Led by Daizan


SUPPORT US

Please consider supporting us by making a one-time donation (secure PayPal “donate”) or by being a monthly sponsor for a Zen meditation session at our center. It really, really helps. Please see our sponsorship program page to sign up. If you’d like to make a donation now, please click the link below and login to PayPal for a secure transaction. Be sure to provide us with your name and contact information so we can issue you a contribution receipt at the year’s end. For your records, our EIN is 81-3626615.

 




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