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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
May 4 @ 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
May 5 @ 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
May 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[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 6 @ 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.[...]
Taller: Meditación Zen 3:00 pm
Taller: Meditación Zen
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
El taller de Meditación Zen fué diseñado para principiantes sin ninguna experiencia, pero también se recomienda para cualquier persona que no haya recibido instrucciones sobre el estilo de zazen de la tradición Soto Zen. No[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
May 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 – Wesak 10:00 am
DharmaSchool – Wesak
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Wesak is the festival of Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth and is celebrated in early May. This is a very precious time when the entire sangha – adults and kids, parents and those without children – celebrate[...]
Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
May 7 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 9 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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
May 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
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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
May 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
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 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
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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
May 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[...]
Mindfulness for Parents and Teachers 9:00 am
Mindfulness for Parents and Teachers
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mindfulness for Parents and Teachers @ Uji (Office & Preschool building) | Portland | Oregon | United States
This workshop will offer parents and teachers an opportunity to look through a different lens and explore how mindfulness can help you navigate the world of parenting. Workshop participants will: Learn about mindful awareness and[...]
Spiritual Writing 9:00 am
Spiritual Writing
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spiritual Writing @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Creative writing and spiritual practice require several common elements: curiosity, trust, courage, a sense of humor—and a sense of the invisible. Writing from a spiritual perspective is a way to use language to express our[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
May 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[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
May 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[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Cultivating Compassion Workshop 7:00 pm
Cultivating Compassion Workshop
May 18 @ 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
May 19 @ 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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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
May 20 @ 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[...]
Sangha Film 7:00 pm
Sangha Film
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sangha Film @ Siskiyou House | Portland | Oregon | United States
Please join us for Dharma Rain’s monthly Sangha Movie to view Big Fish. Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy comedy-drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. Edward[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
May 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
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 23 @ 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
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 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
May 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
May 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[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
May 26 @ 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
May 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[...]
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop 9:00 am
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Morning session A brief history of Chinese calligraphy and development of the five styles The differences between Chinese and Japanese calligraphy A demonstration and discussion of materials and techniques Afternoon session An introduction to calligraphy[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 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[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
May 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[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 30 @ 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 Ends
Ango Ends
May 31 all-day
Ango Ends
Each fall and spring we have a period of increased practice known as Ango. We begin sitting earlier in the morning and add a mid-day sitting as well. Many of our seminary classes and Term[...]
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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.[...]