ABOUT BLUE CLIFF ZEN CENTER
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.
OUR STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:
NEW TO OUR ZEN CENTER?:
- It would be great to have you!
- Here's a link to a few things to consider when coming for the first time: link.
COVID Update/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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the links.
- 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
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Dates: Thursday, December 7 (9:30pm) - Friday, December 8 (7am), 2023. In-Person and Online.
Dates: Thursday, January 4 - Sunday, January 7 (2pm), 2024. At St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. In-person. Led by Shinkai.
Dates: January 11 - February 15, 2024. 6 Thursdays from 7-8:30pm in Eugene. In-person and online.
Dates: Friday, January 26 (6:30pm) - Sunday, January 28 (3pm). A retreat focused on grounding and bedding into the winter season. Non-residential.
Dates: Saturday, February 3 from 9am-5pm. At Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon. In-person. Please bring a packed lunch and hiking shoes. The wood stoves will be burning!
Dates: Thursday, March 14 (7pm) - Sunday, March 17 (3pm), 2023. Online. Led by Shinkai.
Dates: April 4 - May 2, 2024. 5 Thursdays from 7-8:30pm in Eugene. In-person and online.
Dates: Friday, April 12 (6:30pm) - Sunday, April 14 (11:30am). A retreat focused on transitioning into the spring season. Non-residential.
Dates: Saturday, April 27 from 9am-5pm. At Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon. In-person. Please bring a packed lunch and hiking shoes.
Dates: 15 days. Friday, May 17 - Sunday, June 2, 2024. At Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon. In person.
Dates: Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, May 12 (2pm), 2024. At St. Benedict Lodge in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. In-person. Led by Shinkai.
Dates: Monday, June 16 - Friday, June 28, 2024. A 5-day Zen Retreat followed by site-seeing and cultural activities.
Dates: Friday, July 26 (6pm) - Wednesday, July 31 (lunch), 2024. A 5 day Zen Retreat focused on transitioning into the harvest season. At Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon.
Dates: Sunday, August 25 (6pm) – Sunday, September 1, 2024 (afternoon). At Big Bear Retreat Center 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.