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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 1 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Feb 1 @ 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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Seminary: Instructor Training 8:30 am
Seminary: Instructor Training
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This weekend workshop covers developing and teaching classes, giving lectures, leading discussions, writing a syllabus, creating learning goals and evaluations, and managing group dynamics. It is taught as a weekend workshop with pre- and post-assignments.[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Feb 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.[...]
Disciple Meeting 7:00 pm
Disciple Meeting
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Disciples meet every other month to check in with each other and discuss issues relevant to our practice and temple issues. Limited to Lay and Monk Disciples.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Feb 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[...]
Nehan 9:30 am
Nehan
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Nehan @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Nehan Festival commemorates the Buddha’s most profound teaching, offered on his deathbed.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Prison Group 11:45 am
Prison Group
Feb 3 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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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Seminary: History Through Texts 7:30 am
Seminary: History Through Texts
Feb 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly or bi-weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 6 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 6; Fukanzazengi beginning February 20) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Precepts Classes 7:45 pm
Precepts Classes
Feb 6 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. Handouts with short readings will be provided in class. We will discuss both the theory and practice of working with the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 7 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Feb 7 @ 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
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Feb 7 @ 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 Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 8 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Feb 8 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 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[...]
7-Up Cancelled 10:00 am
7-Up Cancelled
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Given that the strength of 7-Up is in the group participation itself, we are cancelling the group today because several people would find it difficult to get here. See you next month.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Feb 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[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Jukai Retreat
Jukai Retreat
Feb 11 – Feb 17 all-day
Our annual vigil-style retreat leads up to people taking the Precepts. During the Jukai ceremony, individuals receive the Bodhisattva precepts and formally become Buddhists. Receiving Jukai at Dharma Rain is a very personal step toward[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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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Seminary: History Through Texts 7:30 am
Seminary: History Through Texts
Feb 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly or bi-weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 20 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 6; Fukanzazengi beginning February 20) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path
Feb 20 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This series of eight classes examines the teaching of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This path is presented as the medicine to relieve suffering in our lives. The class is free and open to the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Dealing with Stress 7:00 pm
Dealing with Stress
Feb 21 @ 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[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 22 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Feb 22 @ 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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Hou Shingi – Full – Registration Closed 9:30 am
Hou Shingi – Full – Registration Closed
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Have you encountered many of our forms and want to know them at a deeper level? Do you have a challenging relationship to form but are willing to engage it further? This one-day event will[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Feb 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[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Women in Buddhism: One Way or Another 11:45 am
Women in Buddhism: One Way or Another
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 27 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 6; Fukanzazengi beginning February 20) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Eightfold Path
Feb 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This series of eight classes examines the teaching of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This path is presented as the medicine to relieve suffering in our lives. The class is free and open to the[...]
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Feb 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter practice periods, 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[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Feb 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.[...]