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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Seminary: Lineage 7:00 pm
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 2 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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 VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings
Oct 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Oct 3 @ 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 orient newer members to the programs, classes, people, and volunteer... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Oct 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... Read more »
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Oct 5 @ 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... Read more »
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 6 @ 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... Read more »
Prison Group 11:45 am
Prison Group
Oct 6 @ 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... Read more »
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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Seminary: Lineage 7:00 pm
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 9 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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 VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings
Oct 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 10 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Oct 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.... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 11 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Oct 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... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 12 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Oct 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... Read more »
Half-day Zazenkai 1:30 pm
Half-day Zazenkai
Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This four-hour Zazenkai provides a welcoming space especially designed for elders and others who feel the need for less rigorous form and yet want to do serious Zen practice. The schedule will include about 2½... Read more »
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 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... Read more »
Dharma School 9:30 am
Dharma School
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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Awakening to Whiteness: Using the Dharma to Dismantle Oppression 12:30 pm
Awakening to Whiteness: Using the Dharma to Dismantle Oppression
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
AWAKENING TO WHITENESS USING THE DHARMA TO DISMANTLE OPPRESSION SESSION 1 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13: 12:30 – 2:30pm “As practitioners of the dharma, as long as race exists as an aspect of being and society, we... Read more »
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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Seminary: Lineage 7:00 pm
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 16 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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 VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings
Oct 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 17 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Seminary: Methods of Practice 6:30 pm
Seminary: Methods of Practice
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
     Methods of Practice is a cohort-based independent study that meets three Thursdays: 9/26 Uji East, 10/ 17 Uji West, 11/21 Sodo (dinning room) It is open to seminary students who enrolled in seminary in... Read more »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Oct 17 @ 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... Read more »
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Oct 17 @ 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 orient newer members to the programs, classes, people, and volunteer... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 18 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Oct 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... Read more »
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Term Student Midterm Retreat 8:30 am
Term Student Midterm Retreat
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This is only for pre-registered Term Students. Read more about the program here.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Oct 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... Read more »
Sangha Forum 10:30 pm
Sangha Forum
Oct 20 @ 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... Read more »
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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Seminary: Lineage 7:00 pm
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes... Read more »
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Sejiki Retreat
Sejiki Retreat
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day
Sejiki Retreat @ Sodo
Every fall, we hold a Sejiki retreat (formerly called ‘Segaki’), focused on cleansing karma and releasing attachments to the past, including those who have died. We begin the retreat at 7pm on Wednesday and continue... Read more »
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Oct 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... Read more »
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Dharma School – Sejiki 9:30 am
Dharma School – Sejiki
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Seminary: Lineage 7:00 pm
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 30 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule on Wednesday evenings 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 VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings
Oct 30 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Oct 31 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 4 through November 30), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is modified from Full Morning Service, slightly shorter, and alternates between one... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Oct 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September 1 through November 30) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to... Read more »

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