Taking Your Seat is a program designed to help newer members of Dharma Rain establish their meditation practice, create cohort-like warm relationships with other members, and delve deeper as part of the temple community. This program is for active members of Dharma Rain in their first two years of practice. The program usually begins in September and includes about six meetings over the course of four months. Registration is open and can be found under the schedule.
Meetings include discussions and exercises, as well as informal social time and chances to practice forms. Topics are based partly on what the group wants and needs, and may include a review of foundational teachings, practicing oryoki, investigating mondo, exploring the purpose of formal practice, learning how Dharma Rain is organized, and investigating gateways for practice at Dharma Rain — or just having dinner together.
Sunday, September 19, 12:30-2pm
Sunday, October 3, 12:30-2pm
Thursday, October 21, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, November 18, 7-8:30pm, or Sunday November 21, 12:30-2pm
Sunday, December 19, 12:30-2pm
Depending on desire at the December meeting, Thursday, January 6, or Sunday, January 9.
This registration is now closed.