Welcome

The Zen West ~ Empty Field community offers an intimate  setting to engage Zen Buddhist practice adapted and expressed within a Western context. Our sangha fosters genuine warm relationships and values practice connected to the earth and responsive to contemporary social and ecological challenges. We meet for weekly meditation, dharma teaching and reflection, and throughout the year, host retreats, introductory classes, art and dream workshops, alongside two practice period intensives. Dharma teaching is led by transmitted Soto Zen Lay Teacher, Debra Seido Martin, a student of Kyogen Carlson Roshi, founding abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland.


Upcoming Events

Sun 21

Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 31

Face to Face: The Zen Lineage of the Heart

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - February 4 @ 11:00 am
Feb 11

Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feb 18

Winter Study Group

February 18 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 18

Winter Study Group

March 18 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Apr 15

Winter Study Group

April 15 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm