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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Dec 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Fall and 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[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 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[...]
Starting a Practice 1:30 pm
Starting a Practice
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Starting a Practice workshop offers tips on starting a practice. It emphasizes the way we can cultivate insight by looking at our own actions in the light of the Buddhist Precepts, the importance of[...]
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Rohatsu Sesshin 7:00 pm
Rohatsu Sesshin
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 8:00 am
Rohatsu Sesshin @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, traditionally on December 8th. This is our longest and most intense retreat of the year, and is the culmination of a year of training. Six full days of lots of[...]
Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Prison Group 11:45 am
Prison Group
Dec 2 @ 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[...]
Women in Buddhism: One Way or Another 11:45 am
Women in Buddhism: One Way or Another
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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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Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Dec 11 @ 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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Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20-8:30pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 14 @ 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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Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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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Temple Closed End of Year
Temple Closed End of Year
Dec 17 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 24 @ 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
Dec 28 @ 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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New Year’s Eve 7:00 pm
New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 2018 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:00 am
New Year's Eve @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Our annual joint New Year’s Eve celebration is here this year. Join us and Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple (along with some folks from Great Vow Zen Monastery) here at the Sodo for a wonderful[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 31 @ 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[...]