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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

Dec
9
Mon
7:00 pm Recovery Dharma
Recovery Dharma
Dec 9 @ 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 »
Dec
12
Thu
7:00 pm Intro to Zen Meditation
Intro to Zen Meditation
Dec 12 @ 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 »
7:00 pm Taking Your Seat
Taking Your Seat
Dec 12 @ 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 »
Dec
13
Fri
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Dec 13 @ 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 »
Dec
16
Mon
7:00 pm Recovery Dharma
Recovery Dharma
Dec 16 @ 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

Dec
1
Sun
7:00 pm Rohatsu Sesshin
Rohatsu Sesshin
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 8:00 am
Rohatsu Sesshin @ Sodo
Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, traditionally on December 8th. This is our longest and most intense retreat of the year, and is the culmination... Read more »
Dec
8
Sun
8:30 am Sunday Program
Sunday Program
Dec 8 @ 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... Read more »
10:15 am Shuso Hossen
Shuso Hossen
Dec 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
The current shuso, Todd Tsuho Satterson, will take his  “final exam,” presenting a verse and answering questions from teachers and sangha members. Come help... Read more »
Dec
11
Wed
7:00 pm Wednesday Evening Program
Wednesday Evening Program
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20-8:30pm Vespers
Dec
12
Thu
7:00 pm Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Dec 12 @ 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... 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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