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Temple Closed End of Year
Temple Closed End of Year
Dec 18 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
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New Year’s Eve 7:00 pm
New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am
New Year's Eve @ Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple | Portland | Oregon | United States
It is a longstanding tradition in our Sanghas to come together in fellowship and practice, as the world turns another year. Join us for an evening of intention, awareness and presence. The evening begins festively[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jan 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
Jan 3 @ 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~9pm Open Class ~9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Precepts Classes 7:45 pm
Precepts Classes
Jan 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. Handouts with short readings will be provided in class. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working with the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 4 @ 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[...]
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Jan 4 @ 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
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 4 @ 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
Jan 5 @ 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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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Jan 6 @ 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[...]
Family Social Night 6:00 pm
Family Social Night
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This evening will feature a potluck dinner, a family-friendly Dharma Talk, and an opportunity for parents, children and teachers to play games, relax and get to know each other. Please bring a vegetarian dish to[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dharma Rain Zen Center facilitates a monthly support group primarily 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[...]
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jan 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 10 @ 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~9pm Open Class ~9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Precepts Classes 7:45 pm
Precepts Classes
Jan 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. Handouts with short readings will be provided in class. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working with the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 11 @ 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[...]
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 12 @ 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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Kanzeon Festival 8:30 am
Kanzeon Festival
Jan 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
This is a rigorous ritual designed to raise great compassionate vigor and determination. Zazen followed by chanting and bowing throughout the morning until we complete a total of 108 full bows. Come for part or[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jan 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~9pm Open Class ~9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Precepts Classes 7:45 pm
Precepts Classes
Jan 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. Handouts with short readings will be provided in class. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working with the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Politics Club 7:00 pm
Politics Club
Jan 18 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 19 @ 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~9pm Open Class ~9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Precepts Classes 7:45 pm
Precepts Classes
Jan 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. Handouts with short readings will be provided in class. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working with the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
Sangha Harmony 7:00 pm
Sangha Harmony
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sangha Harmony @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Periodically we get requests to learn the parts for the chants we do at Dharma Rain that have written harmonies. This month we will have a workshop to learn parts for Vespers and Adoration of[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 26 @ 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jan 26 @ 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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Elders and Differently-Abled Zazenkai 8:30 am
Elders and Differently-Abled Zazenkai
Jan 27 @ 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.[...]
Cultivating Compassion Workshop 1:30 pm
Cultivating Compassion Workshop
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Feel caught by a sense of isolation or anxiety? Want to develop your ability to relate to others and your own self with more warmth and authenticity? This 2-hr workshop will help you access compassion in[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Jan 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Announcements 7:50~9pm Open Class ~9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Precepts Classes 7:45 pm
Precepts Classes
Jan 31 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. Handouts with short readings will be provided in class. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working with the[...]