The Dharma is amply present in every person, but without practice, it is not manifested; without realization, it is not attained. It is not a question of one or many; let loose of it and it fills your hands. It is not bounded vertically or horizontally; speak it and it fills your mouth….. When even for a short period of time you sit properly in samadhi, imprinting the Buddha-seal in your three activities of deed, word, and thought, then each and every thing throughout the dharma world is the Buddha-seal, and all space without exception is enlightenment.
–Dogen Zenji, Bendowa

A practice community in the Soto Zen tradition.

If you are new to the Anchorage Zen Community a useful place to start is the Overview of Activities page.

News & Community Events

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Study Group

The study group will not be meeting April 9th.

The meetings are at the zendo on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM. The text is Living by Vow by Shohaku Okumura; it is readily available from your favorite online retailer in both  paper and electronic formats. Anyone is welcome to join in the discussion. Email zen@alaska-zen.org with any questions you have about the study group.

Dharma & Dinner

The new offering is a time to gather together, enjoy a dharma based conversation and share a meal. Bring an idea, question, poem or passage that has captured your interest, food you enjoy and a readiness to engage in free flowing dharmic discussion. The next Dharma & Dinner is on Friday, April 11th  at Genmyo’s home, starting around 6:30 pm.

Tentatively Dharma & Dinner will be held the 2nd Friday of each month; if you are interested in hosting this event please email zen@alaska-zen.org.


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