Tuesdays & Fridays 10am-Noon

Meeting on-site in Seattle, and online


zazen and discussion

with Rev. Janine Seitetsu Larsen

Includes opening & closing chants, two periods of meditation (25 minutes each), kinhin, check-in and dharma reflection. Dokusan is offered during the first hour. The second hour includes check-in, study, and discussion. Drop-in friendly; join and leave as your schedule allows.

COVID-19 Safe Gathering protocols for on-site practice: 

  • Please check in using the kiosks when you enter.
  • Facemasks are required in building common areas. Optional in our meeting room.
  • The meeting room at University Unitarian Church (Seattle) is large, continually refreshed with outside air, and set-up allows distancing.

Our current dharma text for study and reflection is Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet, by Thich Nhat Hanh.

We use a shared reading style which is friendly to drop-in attendance and does not require everyone to have a copy of the text. We work with the same book at both the Tuesday and Friday meetings and do not usually repeat any of the readings at either meeting. Each day will bring its own teaching, so no need to prepare in advance or worry about what you’ve missed.

  • About our dharma text: Published in 2021, the book provides a collection of Thich Nhat Hanh’s short teachings on the importance of boldly reimagining “an entirely new way of living and doing things and to never be afraid to dream. And he reminds us, no matter what, to always wok together, never alone.”  Sister True Dedication, a monastic dharma teacher ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh. She is the book’s editor, and her commentary is also offered throughout.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link, please email Janine at:

mserve [at] comcast.net