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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 1 @ 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 11:45 am
Prison Group
Apr 1 @ 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 2 @ 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 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[...]
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For the spring seminary class, Jiko, Kakumyo, Genko, and Jyoshin team up to explore some of Dogen’s prodigious body of work. Registration is required. This is a requirement for seminary completion. If you are taking[...]
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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, 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
Apr 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Apr 4 @ 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
Koans Class 7:45 pm
Koans Class
Apr 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
An eight-part series on koans, taught by Kakumyo. Koans are the recorded encounters between practitioners that both illustrate a particular aspect of the dharma, and confound our habitual mind’s attempts to make sense of them.[...]
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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, 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
Apr 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[...]
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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, 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
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 6 @ 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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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Apr 7 @ 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[...]
Disciple Meeting 7:00 pm
Disciple Meeting
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Disciples only, please. Our every-other-month meeting of disciples is a way to check in with each other and discuss something of interest.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 9 @ 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 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[...]
Dealing with Stress 7:00 pm
Dealing with Stress
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Is life a little much sometimes? Do you find yourself saying things you wish you wouldn’t? Want to recover your sense of ease and joy? This 2-hr workshop will teach a variety of simple but[...]
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For the spring seminary class, Jiko, Kakumyo, Genko, and Jyoshin team up to explore some of Dogen’s prodigious body of work. Registration is required. This is a requirement for seminary completion. If you are taking[...]
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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, 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
Apr 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Apr 11 @ 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
Koans Class 7:45 pm
Koans Class
Apr 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
An eight-part series on koans, taught by Kakumyo. Koans are the recorded encounters between practitioners that both illustrate a particular aspect of the dharma, and confound our habitual mind’s attempts to make sense of them.[...]
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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, 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
Apr 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[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Apr 12 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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 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[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 13 @ 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 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 14 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 16 – Apr 22 all-day
Each year we study a chapter of the Denkoroku as a way of honoring and learning from our ancestors. See the schedule. For financial assistance, see the scholarship application and contact the shuso. For other[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Apr 22 @ 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 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 23 @ 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 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[...]
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For the spring seminary class, Jiko, Kakumyo, Genko, and Jyoshin team up to explore some of Dogen’s prodigious body of work. Registration is required. This is a requirement for seminary completion. If you are taking[...]
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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, 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
Apr 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[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Apr 25 @ 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
Universal Enlightenment Class 7:45 pm
Universal Enlightenment Class
Apr 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
According to the Lotus Sutra, we will all reach enlightenment and be Buddhas. The Avatamsaka Sutra is all about this. Genko will teach a six-week series of classes on Universal Enlightenment, as taught by the[...]
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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, 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
Apr 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[...]
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Apr 26 @ 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 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
Apr 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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.[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 29 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 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[...]