Meditation and mindfulness practices grounded in a two-and-a-half thousand year tradition fostering well-being, vitality, and insight.
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 and Thursdays 7-8am
Fridays 7:30-8:30pm (good for beginners)
Our Zen meditation group meets at Core Star Center which is located at 439 West 2nd Avenue in Eugene. Click for more information.
WEEKLY ZEN YOGA CLASS TIMES:
Mondays and Wednesday from 12-1pm. More information.
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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Dates: Friday, February 28 (dinner) – Sunday, March 1, 2020 (lunch) at Breitenbush Hot Springs. Led by Shinkai. There is a wait-list for this retreat.
Dates: Friday, March 27 (dinner) – Sunday, March 29, 2020 (lunch) at Big Bear Retreat Center. Led by Julie and Danni.
Date: Saturday, April 18 at Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon
Dates: Thursday, May 21 (6pm) – Sunday, May 24, 2020 (noon) in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. Led by Shinkai.
Dates: June 22 – July 3, 2020.
Dates: September 6-13, 2020 in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
Dates: Thursday, September 24 (6pm) – Sunday, September 27, 2020 (2pm) in Oregon. Led by Daizan.
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.