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 18

Winter Study Group

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 04

Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 22

Dharma Art Workshop

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 20

Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 20

Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jul 04

Fourth of July Interdependence Retreat

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - July 8 @ 12:00 pm
Aug 22

Cultivating The Way

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - August 26 @ 12:00 pm