We believe that Zen practice can be deeply nourishing and life-changing for anyone. We aim to make it useful and accessible.

Blue Cliff Zen Center practice encourages the enhancement of well-being, vitality, and awareness of the body, energy, and mind. Our activities and practices support those with living grounded, awake lives in the busy modern world.

COVID Update and Attending Online:

  • We’re open for in-person meditation and are following the state of Oregon guidelines. Masks are currently optional.
  • We offer our weekly meditation sessions and most events online too. If you’d like to join us please send an email to bluecliffzen@gmail.com and we’ll send you the links.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (from 7 – 8am)
  • Friday evenings (from 7 – 8pm)
  • Sunday evenings (from 4:30 – 6pm)
  • About Zen Yoga
  • Zen Yoga Classes/Retreats
  • Zenways Yoga Teacher Training
  • Breakthrough To Zen Retreats
  • Seasonal Retreats
  • Zenways Japan Trip
  • Zen Jin Shin Workshops
  • Zen Meditation Days
  • Meditation/Mindfulness For Health & Well-Being Course
  • Meditation/Mindfulness For Grounding & Insight Course
  • Zenways Meditation/Mindfulness Teacher Training
  • Zenways Yoga Teacher Training
  • Studying to Become a Zen Teacher



Dates: Thursday, September 29 (6pm) – Sunday, October 2, 2022 (noon). At St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. Led by Daizan. In-person. Registration closes 9/22.

Dates: October 6 - November 10, 2022. 6 Thursdays from 7-8:30pm in Eugene. In-person and online.

Date: Saturday, October 22 (9am-5pm). At Big Bear in Walton, Oregon. In-person. Please bring a packed lunch and hiking shoes.

Dates: November 12 - November 27, 2022. In Noddfa, UK. Join for one or both weeks.


Dates: Thursday, January 5 - Sunday, January 8 (noon), 2023. At St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. In-person.

Dates: January 12 - February 16, 2023. 6 Thursdays from 7-8:30pm in Eugene. In-person and online.

Dates: April - June, 2023. 9-10 full weekends at Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon. In-person.

  • Zenways Japan Trip

Dates: Monday, June 19 - Thursday, June 29, 2023. Please fly into and out of Kansai International Airport. 5-day sesshin followed by site-seeing/cultural activities.

Dates: Sunday, September 3 (6pm) – Sunday, September 10, 2023 (noon). In Walton, Oregon. In-person.



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 helps. Please see our sponsor 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.