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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 1 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Jun 3 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jun 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
DharmaSchool – Skits 10:00 am
DharmaSchool – Skits
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
Jun 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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Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Jun 8 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 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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Introduction to Compassionate Communication 9:30 am
Introduction to Compassionate Communication
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Finding the words to say how you feel and what’s important to you can be difficult. You would like to express yourself in a way others can hear you without defensiveness and misunderstandings. You would[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jun 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 14 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 15 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jun 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 16 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 17 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
All-Invited Work Party 9:00 am
All-Invited Work Party
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
All-Invited Work Party @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Periodically, in addition to regular Wednesday work parties, we have a Saturday event welcoming everyone. At this event, we will be working on the first of the two duplexes. Work parties are always a lot[...]
Dealing with Stress 1:00 pm
Dealing with Stress
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Jun 17 @ 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 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 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
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Genzo-e Summer Retreat 5:00 am
Genzo-e Summer Retreat
Jun 20 @ 5:00 am – Jun 24 @ 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 25 @ 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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Sewing Workshop 7:00 pm
Sewing Workshop
Jun 27 @ 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[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jun 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Jun 29 @ 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 30 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter practice period, 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 8:10 Formal[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
On Friday evenings, we offer an hour of zazen in the Sodo. A posture adjustment bell at 7:30 and Vespers at 8:00 complete the evening. All welcome.Share this:TweetPrintEmail