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AZTA Conference 5:30 pm
AZTA Conference
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 6 @ 10:00 am
The American Zen Teachers Association conference begins Wednesday evening and ends Sunday morning. During this time, Dharma Rain Zen Center will be closed except for morning sitting and service each day from 6am to 7:20,[...]
Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 2 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:00 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:15 am
During the AZTA conference, we offer open morning zazen from 6 to 7am, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:00-6:25 Zazen 6:25-6:35 Kinhin 6:35-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Short Morning Service 7:30 Informal breakfast, open to[...]
AZTA Panel Presentation 7:30 pm
AZTA Panel Presentation
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Suffering World and the Political Fray: What Role for Zen Sanghas? This sangha-members-only panel presentation will look at how sanghas respond to political and social issues, with Mary Mocine (Vallejo Zen Center), Nelson Foster[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:00 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 4 @ 6:00 am – 7:15 am
During the AZTA conference, we offer open morning zazen from 6 to 7am, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:00-6:25 Zazen 6:25-6:35 Kinhin 6:35-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Short Morning Service 7:30 Informal breakfast, open to[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:00 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 5 @ 6:00 am – 7:15 am
During the AZTA conference, we offer open morning zazen from 6 to 7am, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 6:00-6:25 Zazen 6:25-6:35 Kinhin 6:35-7:00 Zazen 7:00 Short Morning Service 7:30 Informal breakfast, open to[...]
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Abbot Installation Ceremony 10:30 am
Abbot Installation Ceremony
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
You are cordially invited to attend as Kakumyo is officially installed as co-abbot in an Ascending the Mountain ceremony. All are invited to witness and participate in this exciting and significant step in the growth[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 9 @ 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[...]
Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 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[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 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[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Aug 11 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 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[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Aug 12 @ 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
Aug 13 @ 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
Aug 13 @ 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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Sewing Workshop 7:00 pm
Sewing Workshop
Aug 15 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 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[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 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[...]
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Mahayana Philosophy 6:00 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Mahayana Philosophy
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For the fall seminary class, Kakumyo and Jyoshin are teaching a class on Mahayana Philosophy, looking especially at the Madyamika and Yogacara schools. Registration is required. If you are taking it for seminary credit, you[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Aug 18 @ 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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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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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Cultivating the Way
Cultivating the Way
Aug 23 – Aug 27 all-day
Cultivating the Way @ Rustic Coast Range Camp near | Triangle Lake | Oregon | United States
This silent Zen retreat offers an experience of intimacy with nature, with the other than human world, and ultimately, our own Buddha nature. How does the natural world, the tame and the wild, bring forth[...]
Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Aug 24 @ 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 Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Aug 25 @ 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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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Aug 27 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
During the summer, Wednesday evenings alternate between two formats. Format A (Double Sit) Will be June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation)[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Aug 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[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Aug 31 @ 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