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Dharma Rain Zen Center

Dharma Rain Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist community dedicated to supporting each other in the practice of meditation and the study of Buddhist teachings. Our shared intention is to cultivate compassion, love, and wisdom in our own lives and in the larger community in which we live.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Nov
19
Tue
7:00 pm Seminary: Lineage
Seminary: Lineage
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from... Read more »
Nov
20
Wed
7:45 pm Foundational Teachings
Foundational Teachings
Nov 20 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things... Read more »
Nov
21
Thu
6:30 pm Seminary: Methods of Practice
Seminary: Methods of Practice
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
     Methods of Practice is a cohort-based independent study that meets three Thursdays: 9/26 Uji East, 10/ 17 Uji West, 11/21 Sodo (dinning... Read more »
7:00 pm Taking Your Seat
Taking Your Seat
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding your place in the practice of Zen and in a spiritual community is not always easy. Taking Your Seat is a program designed... Read more »
Nov
22
Fri
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from... Read more »

Upcoming Services, Retreats & Special Events

Nov
20
Wed
5:30 am Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 20 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
7:00 pm Service and Zazen
Service and Zazen
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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
Nov
21
Thu
5:30 am Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 21 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Nov
22
Fri
5:30 am Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 22 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Nov
23
Sat
5:30 am Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 23 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »

Dharma Rain Blog

  • Aug, 27, 2019 Fire!

    DRZC would like to send out a big thank you to everyone that came out and helped with the fire yesterday. Fortunately, we had… Read more »

  • Aug, 04, 2019 Tide Pools

    With late summer settling in, the coast beckons. A cool breeze, ocean waters, little purple anemone. Anticipation and delight fill the mind. How do… Read more »

  • Jul, 26, 2019 How Long Does it Take?

    This Sunday, Kakumyo will give a numerical answer to this often asked question about Zen practice. Should be a short talk. Join us this… Read more »

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