Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple
The purpose of Heart of Wisdom is to provide a refuge of stillness and peace in a busy urban environment, to practice and share Buddhist teachings, and to cultivate community, compassion, and wisdom.
Zen Community of Oregon founded Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in 2011 with the purchase of the beautiful old church it inhabits in Northeast Portland. Many hours of loving volunteer labor have gone into the renovation. (Story here) It is a warm and inviting place, one you are welcome to come and enjoy.
Free meditation instruction is available at every in-person sitting time.
When coming to meditate please wear comfortable, loose clothing that will not be distracting to others. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, beeping watches, or strong perfume.
Meditation can be done in any comfortable, upright posture. Cushions, benches, and chairs are provided.
If you have questions, email the Temple Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet with a Zen Teacher
Heart of Wisdom offers many ways to get support for your practice. Meeting with a teacher can be informal over tea or group discussions.
One-on-one private meeting with a teacher, called sanzen, is also available during some sits.