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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Dec 1 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Read about the Dharma Council. If you have concerns you wish the Council to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Starting a Practice workshop offers a way to cultivate insight by looking at our own actions in the light of the Buddhist Precepts. We also look at the importance of compassion and how the[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Dec 2 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
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Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Zazen and Service
Dec 3 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
During the Ango practice period, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:00, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20am Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Ango Morning Service 7:30[...]
Mid-day Zazen 11:30 am
Mid-day Zazen
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Weekdays during Ango we offer an hour in the middle of the day for people to sit in silence. There is a posture-adjustment bell at noon, and two bells to end zazen at 12:25. It[...]
Dealing with Stress 1:00 pm
Dealing with Stress
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Is life a little much sometimes? Do you find yourself saying things you wish you wouldn’t? Want to recover your sense of ease and joy? This 2-hr workshop will teach a variety of simple but[...]
Disciple Potluck 6:00 pm
Disciple Potluck
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Each month, except in summer, formal lay- and monk- disciples of the teachers gather for a vegetarian potluck and relaxed discussion. Disciples only, please. Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Rohatsu Sesshin 5:00 pm
Rohatsu Sesshin
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 8:00 am
Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, and is the culmination of a year of practice. It is often the deepest and most intense of the year. See the schedule. Pre-registration is required. Please fill out the[...]
Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
DharmaSchool – Rohatsu 10:00 am
DharmaSchool – Rohatsu
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dharma Rain Zen Center facilitates a monthly support group for former inmates making the transition into life “outside.” This group meets at noon the first Sunday of each month. DRZC serves lunch after Sunday services[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
Shuso Hossen 10:15 am
Shuso Hossen
Dec 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
The current shuso, Nicole Ko’in Newsom, will take her “final exam,” presenting a verse and answering questions from teachers and sangha members. Come help “prod the loaf” to see whether she’s done. This will take[...]
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Zazen and Services 7:00 pm
Zazen and Services
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
No class tonight. There will be two periods of sitting with kinhin. The schedule for the evening is as follows: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 7:50-8:20 Zazen 8:20-8:30 Vespers[...]
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Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Board of Directors meets at least monthly. If you have concerns you wish the Board to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Introduction to Zen Meditation workshop is designed for complete beginners, but it is also recommended for anyone who has not received instruction in the Soto Zen style of zazen. No previous experience is necessary.[...]
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Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fusatsu is a quarterly simple ceremony of confession. It includes recitation of the Precepts, zazen, and a group meeting. We emphasize the two-sided nature of confession, as each participant brings something that is going well[...]
Sangha Film 7:00 pm
Sangha Film
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sangha Film @ Siskiyou House | Portland | Oregon | United States
Made in 1946, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is one of the most popular and heartwarming films ever made. Frank Capra regarded this film as his own personal favorite. It was also James Stewart’s favorite of[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk All are welcome. The Sodo is wheelchair accessible. Guestmasters are[...]
Kessei-Ending Ceremony 10:15 am
Kessei-Ending Ceremony
Dec 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
As Kakumyo ends his kessei term (a trial period acting as co-abbot), he participates in Shokakukaido (which means “presenting the teaching”). This is a testing ceremony, similar to Hossen. His teacher Gyokuko will determine whether[...]
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Temple Closed End of Year
Temple Closed End of Year
Dec 19 – Dec 30 all-day
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New Year’s Eve 7:00 pm
New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 2016 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2017 @ 1:00 am
New Year's Eve @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Now that our Sodo is completed, for the first time we are able to offer hospitality and have our annual joint New Year’s Eve celebration here this year. Join us and Heart of Wisdom Zen[...]