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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Sep 2 @ 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.[...]
Taller: Meditación Zen 3:30 pm
Taller: Meditación Zen
Sep 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Lay Disciple Ordination 7:00 pm
Lay Disciple Ordination
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In this public ceremony, several students will each make a formal commitment to the student/teacher relationship and receive a rakusu and a Dharma name. All are invited to witness this important step in the life[...]
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Mountains and Waters Wilderness Sesshin – cancelled
Mountains and Waters Wilderness Sesshin – cancelled
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
This retreat has been cancelled due to fires. Forest service representatives for both the Indian Heaven Wilderness and the Badger Creek area both say that it’s unlikely that those areas will be reopened or even[...]
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 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
Sep 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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[...]
Basic Buddhist Teachings Introductory Workshop 7:00 pm
Basic Buddhist Teachings Introductory Workshop
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A new offering for those beginning Buddhist practice wanting to know more about the basic teachings of Buddhism. Each year in the fall we offer a 7-week Wednesday night class series Foundational Teachings that explores[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 9 @ 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[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Sep 9 @ 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[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 9 @ 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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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Sep 10 @ 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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Heart of Work Retreat
Heart of Work Retreat
Sep 12 – Sep 16 all-day
A retreat designed for working people. We will meet each morning and evening for meditation, and spend the day at our place of work. Guidelines for meeting work and family with the heart of meditation[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 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[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 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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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 14 @ 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[...]
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Sep 14 @ 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 Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 15 @ 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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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Sep 17 @ 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: 1st Class & Family Orientation 10:00 am
DharmaSchool: 1st Class & Family Orientation
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 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[...]
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep 22 @ 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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Term Student Opening Retreat 8:30 am
Term Student Opening Retreat
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This program requires pre-registration and an interview with a teacher if you haven’t done the program before. Read more about this program. Contact the Center to sign up and arrange for an interview if needed.[...]
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 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
Sep 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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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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[...]
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 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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Family Social Night 6:00 pm
Family Social Night
Sep 30 @ 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[...]