is a rustic retreat located on a small organic farm in Oregon’s coast range of the Pacific Northwest. Our seasonal practice is embedded in both the wild and the cultivated world, which brings forth the naturalness and dynamic spirit of Zen. The Zendo’s programs are under the care of transmitted lay Zen teacher, organic farmer, and psychotherapist, Debra Seido Martin. During the season, Empty Field Zendo hosts several silent retreats, guest speakers, and a weekly sitting group on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome.
is an affiliated group established in 2012 in collaboration with Karen Aido Waskow, a senior student of John Tarrant. Zen West meets on Thursday evenings in Eugene and offers an intimate setting for lay practitioners exploring the wisdom of the Zen tradition within a Western awareness of psychology and social responsibility. Come join us!