• This year is Dai Jukai! February 17-23.

    Dharma Rain is one of the few temples in the US that performs all of the ceremonies of Big Jukai. Please check the schedule to see when you can join us this year. Registration is open now.

  • Starting in March Dharma Rain will offer the Spring Term Student Program. This program works with our ability to express the Dharma. This is not offered every year so please take advantage.

  • Zendo interior

    The Space Between Weekend Retreat.

    Starting Friday, March 7 at 7pm and ending after Breakfast on Sunday, March 8. This is a chance to experience a retreat in full Soto style. Meals are oryoki and eaten in the Zendo. It is a special opportunity to sit in the beautiful zendo and be served your meals. You are asked to attend all of the retreat to create a cohesive group.

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

Jan
20
Mon
7:00 pm Recovery Dharma
Recovery Dharma
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like... Read more »
Jan
22
Wed
7:45 pm Wednesday Class: Precepts
Wednesday Class: Precepts
Jan 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working... Read more »
Jan
23
Thu
7:00 pm Intro to Zen Meditation
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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... Read more »
Jan
24
Fri
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Jan 24 @ 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 »
Jan
27
Mon
7:00 pm Recovery Dharma
Recovery Dharma
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like... Read more »

Upcoming Services, Retreats & Special Events

Jan
22
Wed
6:30 am Zazen and Service
Zazen and Service
Jan 22 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen... Read more »
7:00 pm Zazen and Service
Zazen and Service
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 12; Fukanzazengi beginning February 26) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements... Read more »
7:45 pm Wednesday Class: Precepts
Wednesday Class: Precepts
Jan 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working... Read more »
Jan
23
Thu
6:30 am Zazen and Service
Zazen and Service
Jan 23 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen... Read more »
Jan
24
Fri
6:30 am Zazen and Service
Zazen and Service
Jan 24 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen... 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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