Water and Petals


Jukai Ceremony



Light Spirit


Tea In Dharma Garden Zendo


Flowers, Buddha, Space


Bamboo Bones


5 Precepts Ceremony

Zen Work Practice


How To Join Our Zen Meditations

Sitting Meditation

Sunday Service

10 AM-12 PM Corvallis Yoga Center 111 NW 2nd Street Corvallis, Oregon


Orientation occurs the first Sunday of each month from 9-10 AM at the Corvallis Yoga Center. (click here for details)

Tuesday Evenings

Dharma Garden Zendo (call 541-754-4124 for location) Meditation (zazen) at 6:30 PM followed by a dharma discussion from 7:00-8:00 PM

Thursday Evenings

Dharma Garden Zendo (call 541-754-4124 for location) Chanting 6:30-7:00PM Meditation (zazen) 7:00-8:00PM. Daisan (interview) with Mushin is offered during many Thursday zazen periods. See weekly newsletter for current week’s activity.

Dharma Blog Symbol Dharma Blog Posts

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Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation

             This is a very brief description of what is meant by mindfulness and mindfulness meditation. If you want a full presentation there are many wonderful works of popular scholarship on this topic, several of which I list at the end of this piece. Also Google...
Sangha Member Blog Posts Sangha Member Blog Posts

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Forest Morning

Sangha Member Post: It was a little before sunrise in the Great Vow Zen Monastery forest. I was sitting on a bench that had become a usual haunt over the week of meditation. Shortly after sitting down 2 owls started calling in the forest.  I couldn’t decide if they...

Dharma Blog Symbol Dharma Blog Posts – Posts by Buddhist teachers or senior practitioners on specific Buddhist teachings.  They are educational, instructive, or insightful posts to help others understand the teachings of Buddha.

Sangha Member Blog Posts Sangha Member Blog Posts – Posts by Sangha members (members practicing with Corvallis Zen Circle) about their experiences and their Zen practice on the path to awakening.

News & Events

Buddha News

Zazenkai – a day of silent practice (Saturday, once per month)

  • August 29 – 9 AM-4 PM. Held at Dharma Garden Zendo. Contact Mushin at 541-754-4124 if you plan to attend and for directions.

Retreats & Other Events

  •  Introduction to Zen Practice This half-day class will cover practice in more detail for those who want to become more involved or have questions about Zen practice.  Topics include:
    • meditation
    • chanting
    • setting up a home practice
    • working with a teacher

    Class will meet Saturday, 9 am-noon, October 3. Register in advance and receive location details by emailing Mushin. Suggested donation $25, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

  • Work-A-Day SesshinSept 14-19, 2015. Each day is our life. Each moment is our life.  During our Work-A-Day retreats, we bring the tools of our practice alive in our ordinary routines. The modified retreat schedule combines the workweek with more intensive Zen practice. We meet morning and evening for zazen, study, and dharma discussion while also going to work during the day, and finish with zazenkai on Saturday until 3. During the week we’ll be introducing readings on the Five Buddha Families as a focus for our study, to explore together the elemental constituents of experience and how they take form in our daily lives. To register contact Mushin at abbydharma@gmail.com. Dinner included. $100 plus dana.

  Board Meetings

  • September 23, 6:30-8 pm
  • October 7, 6:30-8:00
  • November 4, 6:30-8:00
  • December 16, 6:30-8:00
  • Contact Mushin for directions and additional information