• 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.

  • 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.

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    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. Registration is now open!

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

Feb
21
Fri
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Feb 21 @ 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 »
Feb
24
Mon
7:00 pm Recovery Dharma
Recovery Dharma
Feb 24 @ 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 »
Feb
26
Wed
7:45 pm Wednesday Class: Paramitas
Wednesday Class: Paramitas
Feb 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class will cover the six paramitas, also called “perfections,” that are emphasized in Zen literature and training, as well as two other paramitas... Read more »
Feb
27
Thu
7:00 pm Intro to Zen Meditation
Intro to Zen Meditation
Feb 27 @ 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 »
Feb
28
Fri
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Feb 28 @ 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

Feb
17
Mon
all-day Dai Jukai Retreat
Dai Jukai Retreat
Feb 17 – Feb 23 all-day
Our annual vigil-style retreat leads up to people taking the Precepts. During the Jukai ceremony, individuals receive the Bodhisattva precepts and formally become Buddhists.... Read more »
Feb
23
Sun
11:30 am Library Open
Library Open
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
On the first Sunday of the month volunteers from the Doaren program will be staffing the library.  You are welcome from 11:45am-2pm.
Feb
26
Wed
6:30 am Zazen and Service
Zazen and Service
Feb 26 @ 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
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers
Feb
27
Thu
6:30 am Zazen and Service
Zazen and Service
Feb 27 @ 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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