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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 1 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Uekiya: The Zen Mind of the Organic Gardener 9:30 am
Uekiya: The Zen Mind of the Organic Gardener
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Uekiya: The Zen Mind of the Organic Gardener @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Does my garden have buddhanature? How are the simple acts of planting corn, weeding purslane, composting old husks of food, Zen practice? To take up the life of the gardener is to look directly into[...]
Disciple Meeting 7:00 pm
Disciple Meeting
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Disciples only, please. Our every-other-month meeting of disciples is a way to check in with each other and discuss something of interest.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jun 3 @ 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
DharmaSchool – Skits 10:00 am
DharmaSchool – Skits
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Prison Group 11:45 am
Prison Group
Jun 3 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm
Dharma Rain Zen Center facilitates a monthly support group primarily for prison grads making the transition into life “outside.” This group meets the first Sunday of each month. DRZC serves lunch after Sunday services beginning[...]
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The summer format alternates between two schedules: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~8:30-9pm Discussion After discussion: Vespers OR 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Jun 7 @ 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
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Designed to address the needs of senior practitioners in the community, this discussion group is open to DRZC members who have had at least seven years of practice in a meditation tradition. Not all of[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jun 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 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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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jun 10 @ 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Jun 12 @ 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 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 13 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The summer format alternates between two schedules: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~8:30-9pm Discussion After discussion: Vespers OR 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 14 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Jun 14 @ 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
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 15 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
This retreat is geared for beginners and provides an introduction to the practices at Dharma Rain Zen Center. The day consists of a gentle introduction to silent meditation, a formal oryoki-style meal, and communal work[...]
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
The ancient tradition of Fusatsu has roots going back to the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and is one of the most beautiful and profound ceremonies in Soto Zen. The ceremony is an opportunity for sangha members[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jun 17 @ 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Genzo-e Summer Retreat 5:00 am
Genzo-e Summer Retreat
Jun 19 @ 5:00 am – Jun 23 @ 9:30 pm
Each summer we take a week to study a fascicle of Dogen’s Shobogenzo. The focus of the sesshin is sustaining practice during an intensive period, acting out our Buddhahood in the meditation, disciplines and rituals[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jun 24 @ 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
Shuso Hossen 10:15 am
Shuso Hossen
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
The current shuso, Jeanna Annen Moyer, 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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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 27 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The summer format alternates between two schedules: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~8:30-9pm Discussion After discussion: Vespers OR 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Discussion: Being-Time 7:45 pm
Discussion: Being-Time
Jun 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Dōgen Zenji’s text “Uji” in the Shobogenzo was written as a guide for enacting Soto Zen practice. Shinshu Roberts, author of Being-Time: A Practitioner’s Guide to Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō Uji (Wisdom Publications), will talk about a[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Jun 28 @ 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
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:30-7:30 Zazen (posture adjustment at 7:00) 7:30 Short Morning Service 7:50 Temple Cleanup[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refuge Recovery @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed[...]
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Jun 30 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you are searching for stillness through the practice of meditation, please join us for a day of silent, contemplative practice. This retreat will be in the style of Soto Zen Buddhism, though meditators from[...]