The Zen Studies Sangha

Deepen your Zen practice by meeting face-to-face with Domyo and other podcast listeners.

Group Meetings with Domyo

Live Podcast Discussions: Join Domyo and other Zen Studies Podcast listeners for discussions of recent (or sometimes older) episodes. This is a great time for delving deeper into the Dharma, and getting to know Domyo and other practitioners. On the Online Opportunities Calendar, click the event listing with a time to see what episode we’ll be discussing.

Live Meditation Sessions: We sit together four times a week (Wednesdays-Saturdays), on Zoom videoconference.

For the dates and times of group meetings, see our Online Opportunities Calendar. For detailed instructions on how to download and use the free Zoom application for online meetings, click here. To get the Zoom Meeting ID and join us, email Domyo.

Join a Practice Group

Join an intimate practice group of 4-6 members of either the Zen Studies Sangha or Bright Way Zen. Practice groups:

  • last from 3-6 months (or longer if the group wants it to),
  • meet once or twice a month (the group decides) using the Zen Studies Sangha Zoom online videoconference room, and
  • use Domyo’s Nine Fields of Zen Practice to structure their work together.

Click here for more info.

One-on-one Interactions with Domyo

Schedule private a 30-minute one-on-one Dharma Interview (aka dokusan or sanzen) with me, your podcast host (Domyo), in-the-flesh or by video (Zoom or Skype). Appointments can be conveniently scheduled online (click here to see my availability listed according to your time zone).

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Dharma Interview is an opportunity to talk with a teacher one-on-one to discuss your Zen practice. You can ask questions about Buddhism and practice, but ideally this won’t be an intellectual exercise. Instead, it will be about the “edge” of your practice – what are you working on? What’s challenging you? How can you apply practice to your daily life?

Maintain ongoing practice intentions or vows with my support and guidance, through Dharma Interview and/or email.

If you end up wanting to correspond or meet regularly, please support me through sangha membership at a $30 a month or higher level (see below) if you can. I won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds, though, so just pay what you can. Thanks!

Member’s Online Community

Connect with other Zen Studies Sangha members on our private Mobilize community site. It’s kind of like Facebook, but just for us! You’ll be invited if you sign up as a Zen Studies Sangha member, and have a username (your email address) and password (one you chose, unless you sign on with Facebook or LinkedIn). The site includes member profiles, posting activity, and the option for private chats.


Zen Studies Sangha Membership

Please feel free to join our meetings for a while and see what they’re like! Simply email me to get the Zoom meeting ID we use for Zen Studies Sangha meetings.

If you end up benefiting from these online offerings, or if you just want to support the podcast at a higher level, please consider supporting me and the Sangha through membership.

Once you sign up as a supporter of the podcast or as a Zen Studies Sangha member, your membership can be upgraded, downgraded, or canceled at any time, by you, in your member profile of the Zen Studies website.

Support the Zen Studies Podcast and Sangha

To join the Zen Studies Sangha, select an option below! If you have any questions or need to pay less, please feel free to email me


If you prefer to pay by check, go ahead and send one – please include your email address so I can sign you up on the website manually: Make checks out to Domyo Burk and send to 12180 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton OR 97005.

Already a Podcast Member? To Upgrade Your Existing Plan:

  1. Log in to the Zen Studies Podcast website (if you aren’t already logged in).
  2. Go to the Your Account page (once you’re logged in you automatically end up here, or there’s a link to it in the very top menu).
  3. Click Subscriptions under your name.
  4. Click Change Plan in the right hand column.
  5. From the drop-down list, select the membership plan you want!