Daoren means “person of the Way.” In our Soto practice, “the Way” is always right before you. The Daoren Circle seek to practice the Way wholeheartedly within our everyday lives through a commitment to the Mahayana practice of vow. Daoren commit to vows and practice principles in common as well as individual vows. Full members of Dharma Rain who have taken the precepts, and who have attended at least one sesshin and participated in at least one session of the Term Student program, are eligible to join.
If you think you might want to become a Daoren beginning with fall term, please contact Hoka Bebernes [linda at bebernes.com], (503) 335-3575, or speak to any grey-robed Daoren member before July 1st.