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Seattle Zen Dojo

Zen Meditation, Martial Arts and Fine Arts


Seattle Zen Dojo is a Rinzai Zen Dojo located in Seattle.


Our Dojo activities are open to everyone who wants to learn more about Zen and participate in more serious Zen training.


What We Offer:

We train in Zen through focusing on breath, body and frame of mind. Our training includes sitting meditation, martial arts and fine arts.

Training is in person as well as via Zoom.

Introduction to Zen Meditation classes are offered throughout the year. Please see the Events page for more information.

The basis for training is Zazen, sitting meditation.
"Enso" calligraphy by Tanouye Rotaishi
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For Martial Arts, we primarily offer some basic work with the shinai (bamboo sword) and Hojo walk, which is used in the Hojo sword form. We do not currently offer Kyudo (Way of the Bow, or Japanese archery); and but may resume in the future

"Myo" calligraphy by Yokoyama Roshi
For Fine Arts, we offer Okyo (chanting of Sutras); Kado (Way of the Flower); and basic Shodo (Way of the Brush, or calligraphy)
"Ichi" calligraphy by Yokoyama Roshi
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