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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

Sep
16
Mon
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Sep 16 @ 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 »
Sep
20
Fri
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Sep 20 @ 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 »
Sep
23
Mon
7:00 pm Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Sep 23 @ 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 »
Sep
24
Tue
7:00 pm Seminary: Lineage
Seminary: Lineage
Sep 24 @ 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 »
Sep
25
Wed
7:45 pm Foundational Teachings
Foundational Teachings
Sep 25 @ 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 »

Upcoming Services, Retreats & Special Events

Sep
17
Tue
all-day Three Robes Retreat
Three Robes Retreat
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day
The Three Robes Sesshin is focused on ‘right effort’ in practice.  ‘Right’ effort is different for each of us. The Buddha said that monks... Read more »
Sep
22
Sun
8:30 am Sunday Program
Sunday Program
Sep 22 @ 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 »
Sep
25
Wed
5:30 am Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep
26
Thu
all-day Mountains and Waters Wilderness ...
Mountains and Waters Wilderness ...
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day
This retreat is an annual event for sangha members who spend several days in contemplation of this sutra, the natural world, the immediate sangha,... 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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