Welcome to Ashland Zen Center. 


We practice Soto Zen Buddhism in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Our founding teachers Jintei Harold Little Roshi and Etsudo Patty Krahl Roshi brought this practice to the Rogue Valley in 1993.


Zen Buddhism is grounded in the daily practice of zazen and in the activities of everyday life. Maintaining a garden, working, cooking, raising children — these are rich fields for Zen practice.

Discover what Zen Buddhism is by directly experiencing zazen for yourself. Show up and see what happens. People join our sangha from all faith traditions and all walks of life. Everyone is welcome. We sit zazen weekday mornings, Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Full Weekly Schedule





Our community is led by Kigetsu Ramana Waymire and Tendo Stacy Waymire. Our daily practice, sesshins, retreats and dharma are open to everyone living in the Rogue Valley and beyond. Ashland Zen Center is a place of spiritual dicovery and refuge for real people living in the real world.


We are located at 740 Tolman Creek Road in Ashland, Oregon.


Vaccination is required for in-person practice.  May all beings live in safety and be free from suffering.


Zazen Instruction for Newcomers


Zazen instruction offered Wednesdays at 6:20 p.m.


A beginner's welcome and introduction to Zen Practice is offered every Wednesday night at 6:20 p.m. throughout the year.


Anyone can meditate. Whether or not you are flexible, have the ability to sit cross-legged, or can get up and down off the floor on your knees does not limit you. If you wish to sit zazen, do it.


Vaccination is required. May all beings live in safety and be free from suffering.


Register for zazen instruction


Beginner's Retreats

Introductions to Zen Buddhist Practice




Beginner's Retreats

Winter:  January 21

Spring:  May 5

Fall:  October 6


Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Explore your interest in Zen Buddhism in a small group with Zen teachers.






Ashland Zen Center

740 Tolman Creek Road

Ashland OR 97520


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