Great Vow Zen Monastery

Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy-Mayger Rd. Clatskanie, OR
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We are a residential Zen Buddhist monastery located in the Pacific Northwest. Our practice is a synthesis of Soto, Rinzai, and other Buddhist traditions informed by the study of our teachers, Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi and Zen Teacher Hogen Bays. The monastery is an arm of the Zen Community of Oregon. We also offer classes, workshops, retreats, and weekly meditation, open to the public. You don’t have to be Buddhist to practice meditation.