Zen West Weekly Schedule
- Location: 981 Fillmore St. Jefferson west Eugene neighborhood near 11th and Chambers. Please contact us for directions: email@example.com
- Parking. Our street has very limited parking on the east side of the street. Please respect the neighborhood by parking on another block and walking up to the house. Carpooling, biking, public transportation and walking are all encouraged.
- Day/ Time: Thursday evenings 7:00—9:00 PM. Most Sundays 9:00-10:30 AM.
- Cost: Free to public, donations to cover expenses gratefully received
Thursday Evening Schedule
- 7:00 Zazen (sitting meditation) – Orientation for Newcomers
- 7:20 Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
- 7:30 Zazen
- 7:45 Service/ Recitation
- 8:00 Dharma Talk & Discussion
- 8:45 Closing
Sunday Mornings led by Senior Students
- 9:00 Zazen (sitting meditation)
- 9:30 Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
- 9:40 Zazen
- 10:10 Service/ Recitation
- Followed by Tea/ cookies & social time
Beginners are welcome. If it is your first time attending Zen West/ Empty Field, there is a brief orientation to practice with us from 7 – 7:20 PM on Thursdays after which participants can join the group. Just let the greeter know it is your first time attending. Here is a link to our customary practices and dress recommendations for the zendo.
Sitting meditation (zazen) involves finding a position of stillness and ease. Meditation can be done on a cushion, a bench or in a chair which we have in the zendo. Regardless of the posture you take, it’s important you find one you can maintain for 20-30 minutes without movement.
If you arrive after meditation has begun, please enter quietly at the beginning of the next activity such as kinhin, zazen, service or dharma talk.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.