Three Treasures Sangha offers Zen meditation on a weekly and monthly basis at Dharma Gate, and more intensive, week-long silent retreats (Sesshins) twice each year at Mountain Lamp. You don’t need to be Buddhist to practice meditation! Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Weekly Zazen at Dharma Gate

We offer practice in sitting meditation, called Zazen. On Wednesday nights, you can also meet individually with a teacher.

  • Wednesday evenings 7:00pm—8:30pm
  • Friday — mornings 6:30—7:30am, followed by breakfast and a discussion of practice-related topics.

Zazenkais and Sesshins

Zazenkais are one- or two-day meditation retreats, held monthly at Dharma Gate. Sesshins are longer retreats—usually seven days—that include sitting and walking meditation, chanting, talks by the teacher, and student-teacher interviews. Sesshins are held at Mountain Lamp, our affiliated retreat center near Bellingham, Washington.

DateEventInstructorAdditional Info.
March 2-3, 2019Facilities and Garden Work Retreat
April 13-20, 2019Sesshin (meditation retreat) At Mt. Lamp Community
May 12, 2019ZenkaiLee Shields
June 8-9, 2019 ZenkaiJack Duffy Rōshi
July 12-14, 2019Non-residential in-city retreatMadelon Bolling and Lee Shields
August 11, 2019ZenkaiLee Shields
September 7-14, 2019Sesshin (meditation retreat)At Mt. Lamp Community
October 13, 2019ZenkaiMadelon Bolling
November 9, 2019Holiday partyevening
November 9-10, 2019 Two-Day Zen RetreatJack Duffy Rōshi
December 8, 2019ZenkaiMadelon Bolling and Lee Shields
December 20, 2019Solstice CelebrationFriday AM sitting, arrive 6:20 AM

Recurring Events with Related Sanghas