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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 1 @ 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 lowered to 30 people, all welcome. If we overflow, there is seating in the dining... Read more »
Wesak 9:30 am
Wesak
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wesak @ Sodo
Wesak is the festival of Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth. It is a precious time when adults and kids celebrate together. This year marks the first year back to doing the joint celebration, though somewhat scaled back... Read more »
Dharma School 10:00 am
Dharma School
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dharma School is Back, in person! Registration now open Dharma School will begin Sunday, April 3, from 10am to 12pm. We will be offering programs for the Spruce (middle school) and Doug Fir (high school)... Read more »
Prison Support Group 12:00 pm
Prison Support Group
May 1 @ 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 »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
May 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study
May 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Spring 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... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 5 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 5 @ 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
May 6 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
May 6 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 7 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 8 @ 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 lowered to 30 people, all welcome. If we overflow, there is seating in the dining... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
May 11 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study
May 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Spring 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... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 12 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
May 12 @ 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 »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
May 13 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 14 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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 »
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
May 14 @ 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 »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 14 @ 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.... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 15 @ 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 lowered to 30 people, all welcome. If we overflow, there is seating in the dining... Read more »
Dharma School 10:00 am
Dharma School
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dharma School is Back, in person! Registration now open Dharma School will begin Sunday, April 3, from 10am to 12pm. We will be offering programs for the Spruce (middle school) and Doug Fir (high school)... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
May 18 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study
May 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Spring 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... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 19 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Awakening to Whiteness Orientation 7:00 pm
Awakening to Whiteness Orientation
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The third series of Awakening to Whiteness will begin on June 23 and run about once a month until November 3. This series focuses on awareness about the effects of whiteness both systemically and individually... Read more »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
May 19 @ 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 »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
May 19 @ 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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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 20 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
May 20 @ 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
May 21 @ 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 Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 22 @ 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 lowered to 30 people, all welcome. If we overflow, there is seating in the dining... Read more »
Dharma School 10:00 am
Dharma School
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dharma School is Back, in person! Registration now open Dharma School will begin Sunday, April 3, from 10am to 12pm. We will be offering programs for the Spruce (middle school) and Doug Fir (high school)... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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
May 25 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Sutra Study
May 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The Spring 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... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 26 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Dealing with Stress Workshop 7:00 pm
Dealing with Stress Workshop
May 26 @ 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... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 27 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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
May 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
May 27 @ 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 Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
May 28 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Spring 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 »
Garden Care 9:30 am
Garden Care
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Think of a garden: what do you see? Flowers? Vegetables? Green? Color? Arbors and arches, or perfectly grouped kitchen herbs? Think of a garden: what do you feel? Peaceful? Relaxed? Excited? Amused? What is a... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Spring Ango (March 1 through May 31) 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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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 29 @ 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 lowered to 30 people, all welcome. If we overflow, there is seating in the dining... Read more »
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