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Finch Sangha Zen Buddhist Meditation Group

About Us...

Finch Sangha Zen Buddhist Meditation Group, founded in 1999, is located in Kennewick, WA.  

We offer meditation instruction and one 50-minute sitting a week, as well as zazenkai (a one-day meditation retreat).  We are affiliated with Great Vow Zen Buddhist Monastery and Soto Zen teachers Chozen Bays and Hogen Bays.  (To find out about Great Vow, go to www.zendust.org).

Meditation Schedule:

Weds.    7:15-8:55 p.m. - 50-min. Sitting, followed by service, tea and Dharma discussion


Monthly Extended Sitting:

One Weds. a month will be an extended sitting, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:10 p.m.  This includes service and informal sitting (yaza) after the service.


Meditation Instruction:

Instruction in meditation and Buddhism is also available by appointment.  A variety of cushions, benches, chairs, etc., are available for sitting.


Zazenkai (a day of silent retreat) is usually held on a Sunday, with two or more sittings, and kinhin (walking meditation), followed by service after each sitting, work practice (weeding, vacuuming the zendo, sewing zafus, etc.) and an oryoki-style meal.  
Attemdees may comes to one or more of the sittings.  (The zazenkai schedule depends on the scheduling needs of those attending.)  
Page updated through Mar., 2014
Pictures:  Main altar and Jizo altar

Contact Info:

Phone:  (509) 735-2891        Email:   info@finchsangha.8m.net

Upcoming Events:

Ksitigarbha Ceremony:         TBA

Zazenkai:                              TBA