Three Treasures Sangha is a lay Zen group, affiliated with the Diamond Sangha. Our practice helps us see and experience what is always right before us. We warmly welcome you to practice with us.
Our form is derived from Japanese Zen tradition, favoring simplicity. While we focus on individual sitting meditation (zazen), we also recite texts (sutras) together. Talks by teachers and private interviews with them provide a chance to ask questions and to refine our understanding. Our practice emphasizes paying attention in order to foster concentration and clarity of mind.
All aspects of Zen practice encourage us to experience the boundless totality available to us all — it is both personal and engaged with community and the world in which we live. We warmly invite you to join us.
Getting Started with Three Treasures Sangha
You do not need to be a member of Three Treasures Sangha to sit zazen with us. If you’re a beginner, though, we do ask that you attend an orientation with us about how to sit zazen.
You can learn more about opportunities to practice with us on the Our Practice page.
If you’d like to become a member please visit our Join Us page.
Three Treasures Sangha
Dharma Gate Zendo
1910 – 24th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
Three Treasures Sangha Mailing Address
P.O. Box 12542
Seattle, WA 98111
DHARMA GATE in Seattle is our primary zendo. This renovated house includes zendo, dokusan (interview) room, library, kitchen, and kinhin (walking meditation) garden. Our weekly and monthly sittings and garden retreats are held here.
The main entrance is in the back – there is street parking and parking in back off the alley.
For members scheduling events at Dharma Gate, check the joint TTS-MCPS calendar by clicking here.
MOUNTAIN LAMP is a rural practice center located in Deming, Washington associated with Three Treasures Sangha. We hold two sesshins there each year, and Jack Duffy Rōshi also offers other practice opportunities in the Robert Aitken, Diamond Sangha tradition.
Mountain Lamp’s mission is to be a place of refuge for those wishing to live in mindfulness and peace.It hosts a three-week practice session in June for those wanting a residential practice, and also offers practice opportunities in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.