Olympia Zen Center Order of Ryokan
Olympia Zen Center practices meditation in the Soto Zen neo-traditional style
SESSHIN and CLOSING OF PRACTICE PERIOD Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m.
SHUSO CEREMONY Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. followed by Reception and Supper
January 10th to April 12th
Morning, Midday, and Evening Zazen
Print a copy of the book, ORYOKI, the Soto Zen meal practice using Buddha's eating bowls.
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Olympia Zen Center is the home temple of the Order of Ryokan in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. Practicing in Olympia since 1995, we offer meditation, services, retreats, study, training and experience in all forms of traditional Soto Zen practice open to everyone, along with residency for practicing.
We are completely supported by donations which come from the heart of Generosity of our many benefactors.
Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change, A Collection of Zen Teachings
Edited by JikyoWolfer Foreword by Eido Frances Carney
Temple Ground Press, 2014 ISBN-10: 0985565136 ISBN-13: 978-0985565138
Amazon.com or your local bookstores
Kakurenbo Or the Whereabouts of Zen Priest Ryokan
by Eido Frances Carney with translations by Nobuyuki Yuasa
Temple Ground Press, 2013 Amazon.com or local bookstores
Please contribute products to the YWCA Other Bank for 400 individuals in need every week. A collection bin is located in the entry way to the Zendo. They need: personal hygiene supplies, diapers, and household cleaning products.
All contributions to Olympia Zen Center are 501(c)3 tax deductible.