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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 1 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Feb 1 @ 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 2 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 3 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Parents Retreat 1:30 pm
Parents Retreat
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
To meet our children with wisdom and compassion, it’s important that we take the time to care for ourselves. Please join us for this afternoon of peace and rejuvenation. We will come together for zazen,... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule 8:30am Zazen (in-person sanzen only) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: The schedule sometimes varies. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link... Read more »
Nehan 9:30 am
Nehan
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Nehan @ Sodo and Zoom | Portland | Oregon | United States
Nehan Festival commemorates the Buddha’s most profound teaching, offered on his deathbed. This takes the place of the regular Sunday morning service.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter... Read more »
Dharma School 9:45 am
Dharma School
Feb 4 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
See information here. Registration is required, and is now open.  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to... Read more »
Prison Support Group – February 4 meets in the Library 12:00 pm
Prison Support Group – February 4 meets in the Library
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NOTE: The February 4 meeting will meet in the library, across the courtyard from the Sodo where we usually meet. Dharma Rain Zen Center facilitates a monthly support group primarily for prison grads making the... Read more »
Eric Marcoux Funeral 2:00 pm
Eric Marcoux Funeral
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eric was a Vajrayana teacher in Portland who led the Waking Peacock Sangha for many years. He was a close friend of many at Dharma Rain. You can read his obituary here. Zoom link is... Read more »
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Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts 7:00 pm
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 7 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Evening Zazen 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Zazen
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
All Wednesday night events are open to the public. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class (see separate... Read more »
Precepts Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Precepts Wednesday Class
Feb 7 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. The class prepares those who wish to take Jukai in February, as well as allowing everyone to explore how to work... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 8 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Feb 8 @ 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 9 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Free Qigong Workshop 4:00 pm
Free Qigong Workshop
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kakumyo offers this Qigong workshop open tor beginners as well as advanced practitioners, and all the physical postures can be modified to fit individual needs or limitations. We will focus on “the 14” (ie., the... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 10 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule 8:30am Zazen (in-person sanzen only) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: The schedule sometimes varies. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link... Read more »
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Jukai Retreat
Jukai Retreat
Feb 12 – Feb 18 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... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule 8:30am Zazen (in-person sanzen only) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: The schedule sometimes varies. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link... Read more »
Dharma School 9:45 am
Dharma School
Feb 18 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
See information here. Registration is required, and is now open.  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to... Read more »
Community Lunch 11:30 am
Community Lunch
Feb 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
We are offering lunch to the Sangha once a month on a Dharma School Sunday right after morning program. All are invited to partake of a delicious vegetarian feast and connect with Sangha.Share this:Click to... Read more »
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Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts 7:00 pm
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Evening Zazen 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Zazen
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
All Wednesday night events are open to the public. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class (see separate... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study
Feb 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This Wednesday evening class series will be studying sutras. The Active Dharma Rain Teachers will be presenting some of their favorite teachings from the sutras, so there will be a lot of variety. At that,... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 22 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Feb 22 @ 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 »
Queer Cohort 7:00 pm
Queer Cohort
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Queer Cohort meets monthly on the last Thursday (with some exceptions) at 7pm in the library. The group is about seeing each other, sharing our lives and practice, enjoying each others’ company, and supporting... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 23 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Free Qigong Workshop 4:00 pm
Free Qigong Workshop
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kakumyo offers this Qigong workshop open tor beginners as well as advanced practitioners, and all the physical postures can be modified to fit individual needs or limitations. We will focus on “the 14” (ie., the... Read more »
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Feb 24 @ 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 is in the style of Soto Zen Buddhism, though meditators from other... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule 8:30am Zazen (in-person sanzen only) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: The schedule sometimes varies. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link... Read more »
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Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts 7:00 pm
Seminary: Buddhist History through Texts
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Evening Zazen 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Zazen
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
All Wednesday night events are open to the public. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class (see separate... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study
Feb 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This Wednesday evening class series will be studying sutras. The Active Dharma Rain Teachers will be presenting some of their favorite teachings from the sutras, so there will be a lot of variety. At that,... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Feb 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to. 6:30-7:30... Read more »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Feb 29 @ 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 »

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