All Are Welcome!
If you enter the ocean and don’t reach the bottom, you will not know the shallows or depths of the blue-green sea.
If you already know the unlimited vastness and the shallows and depths, you can overturn the four oceans with one kick. — Dogen
Due to the need to self-distance, we are not meeting in person at this time. We continue to hold sittings virtually, using Zoom meetings. The schedule for Bright Sea, as well as information about how to attend these meetings, can be found here.
If you are new to Zen: Please use our contact page or email to let us know you plan to attend, and then arrive Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for a brief orientation and our weekly program. *You will need an access code to enter the building, which we will email to you.*
Dharma Wheel Asanga
Bright Sea is associated with the Dharma Wheel Asanga, an affinity group of teacher-peers. We offer a shared calendar of activities among the member teachers’ sanghas.
Our Practice Group
The Bright Sea Sangha meets every Wednesday night in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2nd floor, at 34 Athens Street in North Weymouth. Meetings always include Zen meditation (zazen) and Zen liturgy.On most Wednesdays there will also be either a dharma talk (lecture followed by a discussion), or the opportunity for individual meetings with a teacher (dokusan) as well as other special events. You are invited to attend all or any portion of the activities—whatever works for your schedule and inclination. We sit 25-minute periods, and do a few minutes of walking meditation (kinhin) between periods. The evening starts formally at 7:00 pm and usually winds up between 8:30 and 9:00, though you are free to leave at any time.
If you are new to Zen:
Please email to let us know you are coming and then arrive at 6:30 pm for a brief orientation and our regular program. *You will need an access key code to enter the building.* If you arrive late, just come in anyhow and take a seat and dive in. An introductory book some have found helpful is John Daishin Buksbazen’s, Zen Meditation in Plain English.
Access provided for people with limited mobility. email for specific requests or further information.