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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My Metta Practice

Sangha Member Post: This Sunday we talked about metta so I thought I would share my practice.  If you are new to metta the idea is to “offer metta” first to yourself, then to a loved one, then to a neutral acquaintance, and then to that difficult person. I...

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, July 11, October 3, November 7. Register in advance and receive location details by emailing Mushin. Suggested donation $25, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

 ONE DAY WORKSHOP:  The Zen of Dreams  Empty Field – August 8th, Saturday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM   Led by Abby Mushin Terris and Debra Seido Martin.  During this workshop, we will learn how to engage in practices which help us uncover the deeper questions evoked by our dreams and how they inform the spiritual path.         * Please note, in order to make this Dream Retreat available to more folks, the schedule has been changed – this event is now a one-day workshop, not an overnight retreat. 


  Board Meetings

  • July 15 6:30-8 pm
  • August 5 6:30-8 pm
  • September 23 6:30-8 pm
  • Contact Mushin for directions and additional information