Meditation and mindfulness practices grounded in a two-and-a-half thousand year tradition fostering well-being, vitality, and insight. 

Weekly Zen Meditation Group Times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8am; Sundays 5:30-7pm at Core Star


Dates: April 11 – May 30, 2017 in Eugene (7:30 – 9:30pm) on Tuesday nights

Dates: March 1 – October 31, 2017 non-residential training in Eugene, Oregon

Date: April 29th, 2017

Dates: May 20 – 31, 2017 in the Kansai region.

  • Summer Wisdom and Compassion Zen Retreat (5 day sesshin)

Dates: July 28 – August 2, 2017 in Eugene.

Week 1: Sunday, December 10th – Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Week 2: Sunday February 25th – Sunday, March 4th, 2018


photo of Matt Shinkai Kane, Zen meditation and Zen yoga teacher of Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon

Blue Cliff Zen Center was started by Matt Shinkai Kane and other Zen meditators in Eugene, Oregon in 2014 at the request of Shinzan Miyamae Roshi of Gyokuryuji Temple (Gifu, Japan). We are a primarily lay-based Rinzai Zen group dedicated to the cultivation of physical and mental well-being and genuine insight (Jpn. kensho, satori). We hold a weekly meditation group, Zen yoga classes, and a wide array of mindfulness courses, workshops, retreats, and ceremonies throughout the year.

Shinkai studied Zen in Japan for over seven years and is certified as a senior Zen teacher in the Hakuin-Inzan line of the Rinzai tradition. Learn more >>

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