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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 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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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
Apr 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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 Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path
Apr 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This series of eight classes examines the teaching of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This path is presented as the medicine to relieve suffering in our lives. The class is free and open to the[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
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 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Cultivating Compassion Workshop 7:00 pm
Cultivating Compassion Workshop
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 5 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
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 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 5 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 6 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
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 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Half-Day Zazenkai 1:30 pm
Half-Day Zazenkai
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This four-hour Zazenkai provides a welcoming space especially designed for elders and others who feel the need for less rigorous form and yet want to do serious Zen practice. The schedule will include about 2½[...]
Disciple Meeting 7:00 pm
Disciple Meeting
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Disciples meet every other month to check in with each other and discuss issues relevant to our practice and temple issues. Limited to Lay and Monk Disciples.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 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[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Prison Group 11:45 am
Prison Group
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 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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Seminary: History Through Texts 7:30 am
Seminary: History Through Texts
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly or bi-weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
Apr 10 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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 Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path
Apr 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This series of eight classes examines the teaching of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This path is presented as the medicine to relieve suffering in our lives. The class is free and open to the[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 11 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 12 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 12 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 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.[...]
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Apr 13 @ 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
Apr 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[...]
Sangha Forum 10:30 pm
Sangha Forum
Apr 14 @ 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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Denkoe Sesshin
Denkoe Sesshin
Apr 15 – Apr 21 all-day
Each year we study a chapter of the Denkoroku as a way of honoring and learning from our ancestors. This year, Denkoe is a cloistered retreat on a trial basis. There are two entry points,[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 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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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 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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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 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[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 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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Seminary: History Through Texts 7:30 am
Seminary: History Through Texts
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly or bi-weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
Apr 24 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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 Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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
Wednesday Class: Three Marks of Existence 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Three Marks of Existence
Apr 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This series of six classes focus on the Three Marks of Existence: Dukkha (suffering, or unsatisfactoriness), Anicca (impermanence), and Anatta (no-self). We look at the many layers of the Three Marks and learn ways to[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 25 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
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 1 through May 31) 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
Apr 25 @ 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
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Apr 25 @ 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 26 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
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 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Apr 27 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango term (March 1 through May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one chanting[...]
Seminary: Issues of Leadership 9:30 am
Seminary: Issues of Leadership
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
This weekend workshop covers ethics, team leadership skills, dynamics of power, handling crises, mentoring and apprenticeship methods. It is taught as a weekend workshop with pre- and post-assignments. Students must have either completed the five[...]
Temple Work Day for Dharma School Families 9:30 am
Temple Work Day for Dharma School Families
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
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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 1 through May 31) 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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Dharma Cloud Lineage Day 8:30 am
Dharma Cloud Lineage Day
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dharma Cloud Lineage Day @ Sodo and environs | Portland | Oregon | United States
Come join us during this first day-long event honoring the Dharma Cloud lineage welcoming all affiliates and related practitioners. The morning will be devoted to sharing our traditional forms including an introduction of all the[...]
Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 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[...]
Women in Buddhism: One Way or Another 11:45 am
Women in Buddhism: One Way or Another
Apr 28 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
The genesis of this study group was a growing recognition on our part that our experience and identification as women was calling for some examination of historical and current Buddhist texts which reflect practice through[...]
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 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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Seminary: History Through Texts 7:30 am
Seminary: History Through Texts
Apr 30 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly or bi-weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]