Northwest Zen Community – Eishoji Soto Zen Temple


We bring together the classical tradition of Soto Zen, founded by Dogen Zenji in the 13th Century, with the contemporary world. We attempt to protect and preserve the time tested Zen practice begun by Dogen and carried through the centuries in the Soto lineages. At the same time, we want to address the many challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world.
Although we remain flexible and open to these challenges, we also believe that it is
important to maintain continuity with and deep respect for the Soto Zen tradition in Japan. We want to have our feet securely in both worlds: the demands and culture of our time as well as the venerable institutions and practices of Soto Zen in Japan.
Started in 2007, the NWZC is lead by Rev. Kosho Itagaki, who is the Chief Priest of Eishoji Temple.  NW Zen Community encompasses the Bellevue Zen Center, Seattle Zen Center and Eco-Sangha (at Seattle University).

Practice Schedule

Sunday mornings – Starting May 7th 2017 we will be sitting at the Washington Karate Association in Bellevue.
9:00 am Zazen
9:30 am Kinhin
9:35 am Zazen
10:05 am Sutra chanting/services
10:15  am Dharma talk
10:30 am Tea and Discussion
11:00 am end


Soto Zen


Rev. Kosho Itagaki






14906 Bel-Red Road Bellevue Washington 98007 United States.