Welcome to Ashland Zen Center, a refuge for the study and practice of Zen Buddhism.
Ashland Zen Center is located at 740 Tolman Creek Road, next to the ODOT yard. Slow down to find us; our parking lot is marked by a simple pole with the numbers 740.
The teachers and sangha of Ashland Zen Center practice Soto Zen Buddhism in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the author of “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.” This Buddhist tradition stretchers back over two thousand years. People join us from all faith traditions and all walks of life.
Ashland Zen Center maintains a regular meditation schedule Sunday through Friday morning and Wednesday night. Wednesday night includes a beginner’s introduction at 6:30 p.m., meditation, and a talk on Buddhism. Everyone is welcome. Sunday includes meditation, service, care of the temple and a potluck breakfast. Classes, retreats and special events are offered throughout the year.
Zen emphasizes putting meditative awareness into everyday activities. Maintaining our grounds and garden, caring for our buildings, cooking, ringing the bells for service — these activities all deepen Zen practice.
Discover what Zen Buddhism can mean for you by directly experiencing it for yourself. Show up and see what happens.
If you are vaccinated and do not have underlying health conditions, you may join the zendo in person. Share your vaccination card with the Ino - masks required in the zendo.