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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Disciple Potluck 6:00 pm
Disciple Potluck
Apr 1 @ 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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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 2 @ 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[...]
Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
Apr 2 @ 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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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Wisdom Sutras Class 7:00 pm
Wisdom Sutras Class
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kakumyo and Jiko teach a class on the Wisdom Sutras. The class will explore Buddhism’s prajnaparamita literature. This body of writing focuses on the teachings of emptiness and non-duality, and studying it is an exercise[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 5 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Methods of Practice Class 6:45 pm
Methods of Practice Class
Apr 5 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Jyoshin facilitates a 7-week series of classes on Methods of Practice, an occasional offering that explores different Buddhist practices. We invite priests and senior lay students from a variety of traditions (some this year include[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 6 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Apr 6 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 7 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Lay Disciple Ordination 7:00 pm
Lay Disciple Ordination
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In this public ceremony, several students will each make a formal commitment to the student/teacher relationship and receive a rakusu and a Dharma name. All are invited to witness this important step in the life[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7:00pm Zazen 7:30pm Posture adjustment bell 8:00pm VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 8 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Apr 8 @ 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[...]
Yogacara: Living with Engaged Compassion 10:00 am
Yogacara: Living with Engaged Compassion
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Yogacara: Living with Engaged Compassion @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
This workshop will focus on key teachings from Yogacara: how to live a live of engaged compassion by cultivating mindfulness of emotions and interdependence. The workshop will involve meditation, teachings, and dialogue. We will explore[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 9 @ 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 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Denkoe Sesshin
Denkoe Sesshin
Apr 10 – Apr 16 all-day
Denkoe celebrates Dharma Transmission from master to disciple from Shakyamuni Buddha down to the present day. This intensive retreat (sesshin) will focus on a chapter in the Denkoroku, which chronicles the transmission of living wisdom[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 16 @ 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[...]
Sangha Forum 10:30 pm
Sangha Forum
Apr 16 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Twice a year, the sangha has an opportunity to hear from our governing bodies and to ask questions and give feedback. In the spring, the forum is sponsored by the Dharma Council, giving updates on[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Sewing Workshop 7:00 pm
Sewing Workshop
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One Tuesday evening a month, Genko hosts a sewing workshop for those in the process of sewing, or who are interested in learning how to make temple items or sewing Zen clothing. Genko also sews[...]
Wisdom Sutras Class 7:00 pm
Wisdom Sutras Class
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kakumyo and Jiko teach a class on the Wisdom Sutras. The class will explore Buddhism’s prajnaparamita literature. This body of writing focuses on the teachings of emptiness and non-duality, and studying it is an exercise[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 19 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Nature and Dharma 7:45 pm
Nature and Dharma
Apr 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
A new series on Nature and Dharma finishes out our Wednesday classes for the term. This class explores how traditional Zen practices help one realize our basic nature as not separate from the natural world.[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 20 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Apr 20 @ 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
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Apr 20 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 21 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7:00pm Zazen 7:30pm Posture adjustment bell 8:00pm VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 22 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Earth Day Work Party 9:00 am
Earth Day Work Party
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come join friends and neighbors for ecological restoration work at Dharma Rain Zen Center to celebrate Earth Day. On a 14-acre former landfill, a new gathering place is taking root at Dharma Rain – a[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.[...]
Sangha Film 7:00 pm
Sangha Film
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sangha Film @ Siskiyou House | Portland | Oregon | United States
Inside Out is a 2015 animated film produced by Pixar and is set in the mind of a young girl where five personified emotions try to lead her through a difficult transition as her parents[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 23 @ 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 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Wisdom Sutras Class 7:00 pm
Wisdom Sutras Class
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kakumyo and Jiko teach a class on the Wisdom Sutras. The class will explore Buddhism’s prajnaparamita literature. This body of writing focuses on the teachings of emptiness and non-duality, and studying it is an exercise[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 26 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Nature and Dharma 7:45 pm
Nature and Dharma
Apr 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
A new series on Nature and Dharma finishes out our Wednesday classes for the term. This class explores how traditional Zen practices help one realize our basic nature as not separate from the natural world.[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 27 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
Dealing with Stress 7:00 pm
Dealing with Stress
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
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Enneagram Weekend: To Forget the Self 4:00 pm
Enneagram Weekend: To Forget the Self
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm
Would you like a new way to look at stuck places and access transformation? You’ve experienced the benefits of meditation practice. You are grateful for the groundedness and mental clarity it brings you. With this[...]
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 28 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March through May) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to all. Please[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 29 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 30 @ 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[...]