Shin’yu is doing a great job of reaching out to our neighbors to offer our raised garden beds. A mix of neighbors and sangha members are now spending time getting their beds ready for spring. To help the gardeners and the different groups that work on our site, we are building two garden sheds, and… Read more »

Each year during Denkoe we study a chapter of the Denkoroku as a way of honoring and learning from our ancestors. This year, it is Daii Doshin. This year due to the current circumstances, Denkoe will be held at Dharma Rain, but will be closed to everyone but residents. To keep our connection to the greater sangha… Read more »

A lot of people have been asking so what is it like at the temple? Is the schedule still being followed? All of us have our own stories about how things have changed and what our lives look like now. One of the current residents of Dharma Rain Kemyo, has written a piece on what… Read more »

This last Sunday morning we zoomed our zazen and Dharma Talk. At one point we had 84 people joining us. Thank you to everyone who joined us! We are rolling out more and more online. This week we will add our Ango Morning Program, Wednesday-Saturday morning from 5:30am until 7:30am. All meeting links can be… Read more »

We are going to Zoom this Sunday’s service, all of it! We are going to open up a laptop in the back of the zendo and just let it run from 8:30am until 11:30am ish. For the sitting the sound might not be the best, but it will allow everyone to join us. For the… Read more »

Many people have been asking is the temple still going. YES with everything that is going on the temple is functioning just the same. The schedule is still being followed. We still have sitting Wednesday-Saturday morning and midday. Also Sunday schedule is still being followed with a bit of a twist in setting up the… Read more »

Dharma Rain is working hard to get remote options up and running for most of the weekly programs. Starting this Sunday we will Zoom the Dharma Talk by Gyoshi. It will be our first remote meeting of many. We are meeting right now to get all of the details sorted out so this can go… Read more »

Dharma Rain has closed for all public events. Right now we are clearing the calendar for the month of March. Towards the end of March, we will have more information on what April will look like. To continue our practice Dharma Rain, we be moving as many events as possible to Zoom. To get yourself… Read more »

Announcement by the Abbot Dear Sangha, This has been a difficult day. Our temple and sangha is endeavoring to respond with wisdom and compassion to the threat of community spread of coronavirus-19. A critical part of responsible action at this stage of a pandemic is taking significant steps to prevent person to person spread by… Read more »

For the last week we have had the pleasure of having a visitor from the east coast. Huong Higgins (Middle, green fleece) has been sitting with us in the mornings as she is in town to be with her mother Dat Lan, who is undergoing a surgical procedure. She mentioned that she has visited her… Read more »

Sangha Spotlights is a monthly feature of the e-bulletin focused on sharing news and fostering connections within the sangha. To contribute an idea for this feature please email .  I first came to Dharma Rain seeking space to deepen my sitting practice.  I joined Dharma Rain as a member because I really love how supported… Read more »

DRZC would like to send out a big thank you to everyone that came out and helped with the fire yesterday. Fortunately, we had very little damage to our property. The fire came very close to us on two sides. It was only due to the help of our many neighbors that we were able… Read more »

With late summer settling in, the coast beckons. A cool breeze, ocean waters, little purple anemone. Anticipation and delight fill the mind. How do we keep refreshing enjoyment from becoming sticky attachment? What happens when anticipation meets actual experience? This Sunday Jyoshin talks about the dharma teachings of tide pools. 

This Sunday, Kakumyo will give a numerical answer to this often asked question about Zen practice. Should be a short talk. Join us this Sunday, July 28, for zazen, sanzen and Dharma Talk. Kakumyo and Fumyo offer sanzen. 8:30am Zazen (with optional sanzen) 9:00 Kinhin (walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen 9:40 Full Morning Service 10:10 Break… Read more »

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