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Sejiki Retreat
Sejiki Retreat
Oct 28 – Nov 1 all-day
Sejiki Retreat @ Sodo/Online
This Sunday November 1, we will be at full capacity with Sejiki participants. Therefore, there will be no registration form.  If you would like to join us please use the Zoom links below.   Every fall,... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm
This event is in-person and online. This Wednesday there will be no Class the schedule is as follows: 7-7:10pm Evening Service  Fukanzazengi 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Kinhin 7:50~8:20 Zazen 8:20 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85647889326 Meeting... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 5 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Nov 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 Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 6 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 6 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 7 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 7 @ 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 importance of compassion and how the... Read more »
Founders Vigil 7:00 pm
Founders Vigil
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 6:45 am
This date is close to the anniversaries of the deaths of both of our founders, Keido Chisan Koho Zenji (d. November 1, 1969) and Roshi Jiyu Kennett (d. November 6, 1996). There is no leader... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us in person or online for our Sunday Morning Program. If you would like to attend this event in person, please read the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Committee. Sunday Morning... Read more »
Online Prison Group 12:00 pm
Online Prison Group
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 11 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
This event is in-person and online. The Wednesday Schedule during Fall Ango 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 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85647889326 Meeting ID:... Read more »
Foundational Teachings 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings
Nov 11 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Cultivating Compassion Workshop 7:00 pm
Cultivating Compassion Workshop
Nov 12 @ 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 »
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Dharma Council meets once a month on Thursdays.  The Dharma Council is concerned with how the teachings of the Dharma are presented at Dharma Rain.  Members are welcome to attend the meetings.  If you... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Nov 14 @ 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 group will be limited to 25. We are now able to serve lunch. If you... Read more »
Online 7-Up Group 10:00 am
Online 7-Up Group
Nov 14 @ 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 »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us in person or online for our Sunday Morning Program. If you would like to attend this event in person, please read the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Committee. Sunday Morning... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 18 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
This event is in-person and online. The Wednesday Schedule during Fall Ango 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 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85647889326 Meeting ID:... Read more »
Foundational Teachings 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings
Nov 18 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Nov 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 »
Seminary: Methods of Practice 7:00 pm
Seminary: Methods of Practice
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
     Methods of Practice is a cohort-based independent study course exploring Buddhist traditions outside of Soto Zen. Students will meet as a group via zoom three times over the term in order to share... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 20 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 20 @ 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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Fall Term Student Retreat 8:30 am
Fall Term Student Retreat
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
One 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 »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us in person or online for our Sunday Morning Program. If you would like to attend this event in person, please read the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Committee. Sunday Morning... Read more »
Sutra Study 12:00 pm
Sutra Study
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Sutra Study meets on the fourth Sunday of each month to explore a different sutra, with rotating teachers.  It is free and open to all. Description and link to sutra: This Sunday we consider the... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 25 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
This event is in-person and online. The Wednesday Schedule during Fall Ango 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 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85647889326 Meeting ID:... Read more »
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Temple Closed for Thanksgiving
Temple Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 28 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
Our Ango Morning Service and Zazen is available in person and on Zoom.   During the Fall Ango term (September 2 through December 13), we increase our zazen time by starting zazen an hour earlier. The... Read more »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 28 @ 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 »
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Nov 28 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us in person or online for our Sunday Morning Program. If you would like to attend this event in person, please read the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Committee. Sunday Morning... Read more »
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