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30 Below

January 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - March 15, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

A 10 Week Zen Buddhist Class Series for ages 16-30.

Zen is a wholehearted embodied way of engaging one’s life, including the domains of society, ecology, and psychology. Zen does not shy away from the challenges of anxiety, depression, climate justice, and systemic racism, but instead responds with grace, resilience, and tenderness. 30 Below is designed for people aged 16-30 who wish to experience Zen practice and learn from its basic teachings. The class will cover Zen meditation, rituals and philosophy from an integrated Buddhist perspective. The group affirms an equity social justice lens and teaches an engaged Buddhist perspective.

When is it?
30 Below aligns with the University of Oregon academic calendar. The group meets on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM at Zen West. Zen West is located at 981 Fillmore St in Eugene OR. Participants should expect to attend most of the meetings.

Registration and full Covid vaccination required. The facilitators will be in touch with applicants to confirm that the group is a good fit for the participants needs at this time.

Facilitated by Komon Kuiper with guest talks by Seido. Komon is a white identified high school special education teacher where he has been actively involved in social justice initiatives. Komon has practiced meditation for several decades. For the past 3 years, he has been studying Zen meditation and taking on leadership roles at Empty Field/ Zen West.


January 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
March 15, 2022 @ 9:00 pm


Zen West
981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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