For more detailed information on an event, including location or registration information, click on the event on the calendar below. To view important dates in our Liturgical Year or for more information, see the quarterly flyer for upcoming dates.

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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday evenings before class we have a brief recited service and 30 minutes of zazen. 7-7:10pm Evening Service  Fukanzazengi 7:10-7:40 Zazen Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82080074209?pwd=VjBEV3IxMzFlRHVhRlQ1aTJiR2N6UT09 Meeting ID: 820 8007 4209 Passcode: 825979Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Sep 1 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 2 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Cultivating Compassion Workshop 7:00 pm
Cultivating Compassion Workshop
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feel caught by a sense of isolation or anxiety? Want to develop your ability to relate to others and your own self with more warmth and authenticity? This 2-hr workshop will help you access compassion in... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Sep 4 @ 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... Read more »
Garden Work Practice 9:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Designed to address the needs of senior practitioners in the community, this monthly discussion group is open to DRZC members who have had at least seven years of practice in a meditation tradition. Not all... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Following revised guidelines from the CDC and OHA, we no longer require pre-registration for Sundays. The attendance cap has been raised to 50 people, all welcome. Masks required indoors, with food and drink to be... Read more »
Online Prison Group 12:00 pm
Online Prison Group
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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. The group is open to prison grads... Read more »
Mindfulness Hike 3:30 pm
Mindfulness Hike
Sep 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mindfulness Hike @ Powell Butte (see below)
Join sangha members for this two-hour mindfulness hike. We will hike together silently on Powell Butte’s forested and mountain-top meadow trails that feature expansive views on clear days. The hike is a gentle four-mile loop... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 8 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday evenings before class we have a brief recited service and 30 minutes of zazen. 7-7:10pm Evening Service  Fukanzazengi 7:10-7:40 Zazen Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82080074209?pwd=VjBEV3IxMzFlRHVhRlQ1aTJiR2N6UT09 Meeting ID: 820 8007 4209 Passcode: 825979Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Sep 8 @ 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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Mountains and Waters Backpacking Retreat 10:00 am
Mountains and Waters Backpacking Retreat
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm
Think of this as a sesshin with different forms to suit wilderness practice. Recommended pre-reading for this trip is Shohaku Okumura’s The Mountain and Waters Sutra: A Practitioner’s Guide to Dogen’s “Sansuikyo” The backpacking level... Read more »
Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 9 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dharma Council meets once a month on Thursdays. The Dharma Council primarily focuses on how the teachings of the Dharma are presented at Dharma Rain. Members are welcome to attend meetings and bring issues... Read more »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Sep 9 @ 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 forms used at Dharma Rain, including an explanation of... Read more »
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The Space Between Weekend Retreat 7:00 pm
The Space Between Weekend Retreat
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 12 @ 7:45 am
This weekend silent retreat is designed to have people attend the entire retreat. Please do your best to do so. We will be looking at transition, moving from one state to another, and the space... Read more »
Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 10 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
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Garden Work Practice 9:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Following revised guidelines from the CDC and OHA, we no longer require pre-registration for Sundays. The attendance cap has been raised to 50 people, all welcome. Masks required indoors, with food and drink to be... Read more »
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Three Robes Retreat 7:00 pm
Three Robes Retreat
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Three Robes Sesshin is focused on ‘right effort’ in practice. ‘Right’ effort is different for each of us. The Buddha said that members of the original sangha could wear one, two, or three robes,... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
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Garden Work Practice 9:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Following revised guidelines from the CDC and OHA, we no longer require pre-registration for Sundays. The attendance cap has been raised to 50 people, all welcome. Masks required indoors, with food and drink to be... Read more »
Dharma School 10:00 am
Dharma School
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Dharma School will begin this fall online. Dharma School is for children and young people ages 3-18 who are interested in Buddhism or who come from Buddhist homes. We do not require that either the... Read more »
Taking Your Seat 12:30 pm
Taking Your Seat
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Taking Your Seat is a program designed to help newer members of Dharma Rain establish their meditation practice, create cohort-like warm relationships with other members, and delve deeper as part of the temple community. This... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts 7:30 pm
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and group discussion.... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 22 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday evenings before class we have a brief recited service and 30 minutes of zazen. 7-7:10pm Evening Service  Fukanzazengi 7:10-7:40 Zazen Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82080074209?pwd=VjBEV3IxMzFlRHVhRlQ1aTJiR2N6UT09 Meeting ID: 820 8007 4209 Passcode: 825979Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Sep 22 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 23 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Sep 23 @ 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 the Board  ahead of the meeting; they will send you a Zoom link so that... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Sep 23 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 24 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
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Fall Term Student Retreat 8:30 am
Fall Term Student Retreat
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The major purpose of the Term Student program is to create a venue in which a group of lay people can go through a practice period together. Because we are not a monastery, it can... Read more »
Garden Work Practice 9:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fusatsu acknowledges the truth of suffering and allows us to confess a shortcoming before the altar. We atone for the beginningless greed, hate, and delusion, renew our practice vows, and rededicate ourselves to our intention... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Following revised guidelines from the CDC and OHA, we no longer require pre-registration for Sundays. The attendance cap has been raised to 50 people, all welcome. Masks required indoors, with food and drink to be... Read more »
Sutra Study 12:00 pm
Sutra Study
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
On the fourth Sunday of each month one of the transmitted teachers examines a different sutra.  Free and open to all. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88160779986?pwd=VENaM25GSG4wR2F3SGdjcEU4YzZZQT09 Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts 7:30 pm
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
History Through Texts is one of the five required core classes in Part 1 of the Seminary Program. It meets weekly on Tuesdays as a group. Instruction is a combination of lecture and group discussion.... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 29 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday evenings before class we have a brief recited service and 30 minutes of zazen. 7-7:10pm Evening Service  Fukanzazengi 7:10-7:40 Zazen Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82080074209?pwd=VjBEV3IxMzFlRHVhRlQ1aTJiR2N6UT09 Meeting ID: 820 8007 4209 Passcode: 825979Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Sep 29 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Sep 30 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall Ango term (September 1 through December 12), 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
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Sep 30 @ 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 forms used at Dharma Rain, including an explanation of... Read more »

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