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 Begins
Ango Begins
Mar 1 all-day
Ango Begins
Beginning March 1 and ending May 31, we observe an Ango period of intensified practice. (See the wheel of the year for an overview of our liturgical calendar.) Zazen starts earlier on weekday mornings, followed... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class 7:30 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Learn about the Seminary program, the classes we offer, and how to enroll. Registration for this class is open to people who are enrolled in seminary and those who wish to take it as non-credit... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Fukanzazengi at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by an open Class. All are welcome to either or both. Join Zoom... Read more »
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) 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
Mar 4 @ 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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The Space Between – Weekend Retreat 7:00 pm
The Space Between – Weekend Retreat
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 7:45 am
This weekend silent retreat will be a closed retreat – that is, people attending in person will attend the entire time, no partial attendance, no drop-ins for zazen. Because we are still unable to provide... Read more »
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 5 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) 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
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule: 8:30am Zazen (sanzen) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: Some Sunday schedules will vary. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link on... Read more »
Online Prison Group 12:00 pm
Online Prison Group
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class 7:30 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Learn about the Seminary program, the classes we offer, and how to enroll. Registration for this class is open to people who are enrolled in seminary and those who wish to take it as non-credit... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 10 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Fukanzazengi at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by an open Class. All are welcome to either or both. Join Zoom... Read more »
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 11 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Parents Group 6:30 pm
Parents Group
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dharma Rain Parents Group will meet Thursday evenings, March 11, March 25 and April 8 from 6:30 to 7:30pm to share our experiences and challenges, and discuss practicing at home with our families, especially during... Read more »
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Mar 11 @ 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 »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 12 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Radical Dharma Book Study Group 7:00 pm
Radical Dharma Book Study Group
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Friday, December 4, from 7pm-8:30pm, we began to explore the text Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah. In what ways do we... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Mar 13 @ 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 »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) 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 1:30 pm
Starting a Practice
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 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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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule: 8:30am Zazen (sanzen) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: Some Sunday schedules will vary. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link on... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class 7:30 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Learn about the Seminary program, the classes we offer, and how to enroll. Registration for this class is open to people who are enrolled in seminary and those who wish to take it as non-credit... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 17 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Fukanzazengi at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by an open Class. All are welcome to either or both. Join Zoom... Read more »
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 18 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) 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
Mar 18 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 19 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) 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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Spring Term Student Program 8:30 am
Spring Term Student Program
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The spring term student program follows a theme through three one-day retreats during our Spring Ango. This year, the three dates are March 20, April 24, and May 22. The theme for this spring’s program... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule: 8:30am Zazen (sanzen) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: Some Sunday schedules will vary. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link on... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class 7:30 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Learn about the Seminary program, the classes we offer, and how to enroll. Registration for this class is open to people who are enrolled in seminary and those who wish to take it as non-credit... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 24 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Fukanzazengi at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by an open Class. All are welcome to either or both. Join Zoom... Read more »
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 25 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Parents Group 6:30 pm
Parents Group
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dharma Rain Parents Group will meet Thursday evenings, March 11, March 25 and April 8 from 6:30 to 7:30pm to share our experiences and challenges, and discuss practicing at home with our families, especially during... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 26 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Radical Dharma Book Study Group 7:00 pm
Radical Dharma Book Study Group
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Friday, December 4, from 7pm-8:30pm, we began to explore the text Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah. In what ways do we... Read more »
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Mar 27 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 pm
During this Zazenkai Dharma Rain will be using the guidelines given to us by the Health and Safety Committee. The number of people is limited to 25. We are now able to serve breakfast and... Read more »
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Schedule: 8:30am Zazen (sanzen) 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:30am Announcements/Dharma Talk Note: Some Sunday schedules will vary. Subscribe to our weekly e-bulletin (see link on... Read more »
Online Dharma School 10:30 am
Online Dharma School
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Dharma School is booting back up for Spring – March 28-May 2, Sundays 10:30-11:30am. The theme for this year is Kanzeon Who Hears the Cries of the World. This theme is relevant now, as we live... Read more »
Sutra Study 12:00 pm
Sutra Study
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
On the fourth Sunday of each month there is an online sutra study. Each time it meets a different sutra is discussed by one of Dharma Rain’s teachers.  There is no fee and it is... Read more »
Awakening to Whiteness 4:00 pm
Awakening to Whiteness
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open to those already registered. This is the second series on Awakening to Whiteness. Topics include How Whiteness Developed, A Historical and Structural Examination of Race, Portland and Oregon History, White Privilege, Applying our Spiritual... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class 7:30 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Learn about the Seminary program, the classes we offer, and how to enroll. Registration for this class is open to people who are enrolled in seminary and those who wish to take it as non-credit... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Mar 31 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Spring Ango term (March 1-May 31), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The service is... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 5) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Fukanzazengi at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by an open Class. All are welcome to either or both. Join Zoom... Read more »
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 31 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our... Read more »

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