A variety of Dharma Rain Zen Center governing documents, policies, forms, and other information can be accessed here.

Corporate Documents

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Articles of Incorporation (2019)

Bylaws (2019)

Note: We are incorporated as a 501(c)-3 tax-exempt religious organization under the name Northwest Zen Sangha but “do business as” Dharma Rain Zen Center.


Childcare Policies (Nov 2014)

Conflict of Interest Policy: Board of Directors (2015)

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Transparency Policy (Apr 2015)

Equitable Hiring Policy (February 2024)

Ethical Violation and Dispute Resolution (Updated October 2023)

Ethics and Precepts in Sangha Relationships (Revised Apr 2015)

Media Policy (Oct 2023)

Gift Acceptance Policy (Apr 2015)

Safe Environment Policy and Procedures

Sexual Misconduct Policy (October 2023)

Administrative Documents

Organizational Structure (2021)

Guidelines for Filling a Vacancy in the Abbacy (2021)

Teaching Roles at Dharma Rain Zen Center (2020)

Cultural Documents

Our Lineage Tradition and Temple Culture

Sharing the Dharma with Children

Planning Documents

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning

Dharma Rain Zen Center Strategic Plan (Jan 2019)

Dharma Rain Zen Center Strategic Plan (Condensed Version Jan 2019)

Dharma Rain Zen Center Strategic Plan (Feb 2011)

Forms, Applications, Guidelines

Class Proposal Form

Letter of Intent for Future Estate Gift

Rental Agreement for Events at Dharma Rain Zen Center

Residential Training Program: Application Packet

Residential Training at Dharma Rain Zen Center (Guidelines)

Scholarship Information and Procedures (includes application)

Scholarship Information and Application (2016) (.docx file)

Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Report Form


Chant Book


Kyojukaimon (The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts)

Emergency Preparedness Documents

Dharma Rain Safety Overview (Nov 2017)

Emergency Preparedness Training Overview 

Emergency Guidelines for Disciples

Procedures for Frog Song 

Emergency Cache Plan (Nov 2017)

Siskiyou Development

Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

Stewardship Practice at Dharma Rain Zen Center

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