May 2019 Archives

Form and Practice

As we end Ango and approach the summer, the way we practice changes for many of us. Forms are reduced and relaxed as people go on vacations, spend more time outdoors, and often less time in the zendo. Genko explores some ways that we practice with this change, the value of it, and the vague […]

Dharma Rain News

This last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting Sue Moon presenting a workshop on her book, Hidden Lamp. The book is filled with stories of women of the way. The workshop included some writing exercises and and opportunity to share on an important woman in your life. Thank you to Gyoshi and Daiko for […]

Daoren – Home Practice

This Sunday Kyri Kengan Trieman, who is the guiding teacher for the Daoren Circle, will talk about practice when we are away from the temple. This talk was given Sunday, May 12.

Coming Up!

Coming up in the month of June we have two important events. First, on June 1 we have Appreciating Sangha. Second, on June 18 Genzo-e starts. Appreciating Sangha June 1 is the day that Dharma Rain holds its annual fundraiser. It is an afternoon of Food, Friends and Fun on our Siskiyou Campus. “Appreciating Sangha” […]

Who Are We?

We put a lot of effort in our Zen Practice into examining who we are. Kakumyo speaks to the balance of knowing who we are, and still being curious to seeing new parts of ourselves. This talk was given Sunday, May 12.

Wesak

Buddhists around the world traditionally celebrate the birth of the Buddha in the spring. Our celebration here at Dharma Rain this year is this coming Sunday. The children’s sangha decorates a bower for the baby Buddha to stand in, and then during morning service we all process together and pour sweet tea over the Buddha’s […]

Dharma Cloud Day

This last Sunday was the first Dharma Cloud Day. As the sangha has grown, some of our transmitted teachers have left the nest and started their own groups. Dharma Cloud Day was an opportunity for some of the transmitted teachers and sangha leaders to gather and introduce themselves and their sanghas. Most of the groups […]