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Ango Begins
Ango Begins
Sep 1 all-day
Ango Begins
Beginning September 1 and ending at the end of Rohatsu Sesshin (December 11 this year), we observe an Ango period of intensified practice. (See the wheel of the year for an overview of our liturgical[...]
Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 1 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 2 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Sep 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
This retreat is geared for beginners and provides an introduction to the practices at Dharma Rain Zen Center. The day consists of a gentle introduction to silent meditation, a formal oryoki-style meal, and communal work[...]
Disciple Potluck 6:00 pm
Disciple Potluck
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Each month, except in summer, formal lay- and monk- disciples of the teachers gather for a vegetarian potluck and relaxed discussion. Disciples only, please. Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dharma Rain Zen Center facilitates a monthly support group for former inmates making the transition into life “outside.” This group meets at noon the first Sunday of each month. We had one potluck, and had[...]
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Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Seminary: Buddhist View of the Body 7:30 pm
Seminary: Buddhist View of the Body
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zendo opens at 7pm for optional zazen. This class requires registration for seminary credit, and tuition for either seminary credit or Dharma Studies (enrichment). Read more here. This class will be taught by Jiko and[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 7 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Song of the Grass Hut 7:45 pm
Song of the Grass Hut
Sep 7 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This short but seminal poem by Zen Master Shitou Xiqian (Sekito Kisen) offers a valuable model for practice and how to make space for practice in our daily lives. Class discussions will focus on the[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 8 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Board of Directors meets at least monthly. If you have concerns you wish the Board to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Read about the Dharma Council. If you have concerns you wish the Council to address, please contact [dharma-council at dharma-rain.org] ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Starting a Practice workshop offers a way to cultivate insight by looking at our own actions in the light of the Buddhist Precepts. We also look at the importance of compassion and how the[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 9 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 10 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Designed to address the needs of senior practitioners in the community, this discussion group is open to DRZC members who have had at least seven years of practice in a meditation tradition. Not all of[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Introduction to Zen Meditation workshop is designed for complete beginners, but it is also recommended for anyone who has not received instruction in the Soto Zen style of zazen. No previous experience is necessary.[...]
Not-Necessarily-Talented Show 7:00 pm
Not-Necessarily-Talented Show
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Not-Necessarily-Talented Show @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
All are invited to attend Dharma Rain’s spectacular and much-anticipated Not Necessarily Talented Show. The show will feature a wide variety of wonderful acts, including an acroyoga trio, belly dancing, ukulele, hard shoe Irish dancing,[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
DharmaSchool – 1st Class & Family Orientation 10:00 am
DharmaSchool – 1st Class & Family Orientation
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Seminary: Buddhist View of the Body 7:30 pm
Seminary: Buddhist View of the Body
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zendo opens at 7pm for optional zazen. This class requires registration for seminary credit, and tuition for either seminary credit or Dharma Studies (enrichment). Read more here. This class will be taught by Jiko and[...]
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Mountains and Waters Backpacking Sesshin
Mountains and Waters Backpacking Sesshin
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
This retreat will follow regular sesshin form insofar as practical, though kinhin will often involve a backpack. The backpacking level of effort is moderate. We will be in the Indian Heaven Wilderness in SW Washington,[...]
Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 14 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Song of the Grass Hut 7:45 pm
Song of the Grass Hut
Sep 14 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This short but seminal poem by Zen Master Shitou Xiqian (Sekito Kisen) offers a valuable model for practice and how to make space for practice in our daily lives. Class discussions will focus on the[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 15 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 16 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Term Student Opening Retreat 8:30 am
Term Student Opening Retreat
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This program requires pre-registration and an interview with a teacher if you haven’t done the program before. Read more about this program. Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Sangha Movie Night 7:00 pm
Sangha Movie Night
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sangha Movie Night @ Siskiyou House | Portland | Oregon | United States
Please join us for the newly resurrected monthly Sangha Movie to view For the Next 7 Generations. This tells the story of how thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of Mother Earth,[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
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Heart of Work Retreat
Heart of Work Retreat
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day
Heart of Work Retreat @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
A retreat designed for working people. We will meet each morning and evening for meditation, and spend the day at our place of work. Guidelines for meeting work and family with the heart of meditation[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 21 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am
During this week, because of the Heart of Work Retreat, the schedule is slightly different. The zendo will be open at 5:30 as usual for sitting, but the formal schedule will start at 6am. 6:00[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Song of the Grass Hut 7:45 pm
Song of the Grass Hut
Sep 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This short but seminal poem by Zen Master Shitou Xiqian (Sekito Kisen) offers a valuable model for practice and how to make space for practice in our daily lives. Class discussions will focus on the[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 22 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am
During this week, because of the Heart of Work Retreat, the schedule is slightly different. The zendo will be open at 5:30 as usual for sitting, but the formal schedule will start at 6am. 6:00[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Board of Directors meets at least monthly. If you have concerns you wish the Board to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 23 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am
During this week, because of the Heart of Work Retreat, the schedule is slightly different. The zendo will be open at 5:30 as usual for sitting, but the formal schedule will start at 6am. 6:00[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Seminary: Buddhist View of the Body 7:30 pm
Seminary: Buddhist View of the Body
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zendo opens at 7pm for optional zazen. This class requires registration for seminary credit, and tuition for either seminary credit or Dharma Studies (enrichment). Read more here. This class will be taught by Jiko and[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 28 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Song of the Grass Hut 7:45 pm
Song of the Grass Hut
Sep 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This short but seminal poem by Zen Master Shitou Xiqian (Sekito Kisen) offers a valuable model for practice and how to make space for practice in our daily lives. Class discussions will focus on the[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 29 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Sep 30 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]