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Inhabiting Liminal Space 7:00 pm
Inhabiting Liminal Space
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 8:00 am
Inhabiting Liminal Space @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
This weekend retreat will use the forms and container of Zen practice to focus on inhabiting liminal space. Many of our lineage ancestors were visonaries who made use of dreams and symbolism to create a[...]
Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding your place in the practice of Zen and in a spiritual community is not always easy. Taking Your Seat is a program designed to help newer members of Dharma Rain establish their meditation practice,[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 4 @ 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
Zen in the American Grain Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Zen in the American Grain Wednesday Class
Oct 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Genko leads a five-class series on Kyogen Carlson’s book Zen in the American Grain. Kyogen was abbot and teacher at Dharma Rain Zen Center for decades until his death in 2014. The book is a[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 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
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 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
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 8 @ 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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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 11 @ 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
Zen in the American Grain Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Zen in the American Grain Wednesday Class
Oct 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Genko leads a five-class series on Kyogen Carlson’s book Zen in the American Grain. Kyogen was abbot and teacher at Dharma Rain Zen Center for decades until his death in 2014. The book is a[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Elders and Differently-Abled Zazenkai 8:30 am
Elders and Differently-Abled Zazenkai
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Especially designed for elders and others who might need accommodation and yet still want to practice Zen, this four-hour Zazenkai provides a welcoming space. The schedule will include about 2½ hours of zazen and kinhin.[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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.[...]
Disciple Meeting 7:00 pm
Disciple Meeting
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FOR DISCIPLES ONLY This meeting makes only one assumption: that what we’ve been doing, our monthly potluck, has run low on energy and attendance. Some of you have offered thoughts on what’s missing for you[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Sewing Workshop 7:00 pm
Sewing Workshop
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding your place in the practice of Zen and in a spiritual community is not always easy. Taking Your Seat is a program designed to help newer members of Dharma Rain establish their meditation practice,[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 18 @ 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
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 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
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Politics Club 7:00 pm
Politics Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Politics Club is a facilitated group for DRZC members to engage in discussion and peer support regarding political matters. This is not an activist group although we may end up discussing activist things. Most importantly,[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 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
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Term Student Midterm Retreat 8:30 am
Term Student Midterm Retreat
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This is only for pre-registered Term Students. Read more about the program here.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 22 @ 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 am
Sangha Forum
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Twice a year, the sangha has an opportunity to hear from our governing bodies and to ask questions and give feedback. This forum is primarily sponsored by the Board of Directors, giving updates on where[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 25 @ 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
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Oct 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 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
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Oct 26 @ 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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Segaki Retreat
Segaki Retreat
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day
Segaki Retreat @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Every fall, we hold a weekend Segaki retreat, focused on cleansing karma and releasing attachments to the past, including those who have died. The retreat is vigil-style, which means that people can come in and[...]
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 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
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Oct 27 @ 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
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DharmaSchool – Segaki 10:00 am
DharmaSchool – Segaki
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]