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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 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 »
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fall, the Seminary program will offer Dogen, one of the five core courses.  Kakumyo will be teaching the class, which will meet mostly weekly from September to mid-November.  There will be difficult reading required... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is online. You are welcome to join us for sitting from 7-7:40pm but you will need to bring a device that you can use to Zoom into the meeting for the class afterwards.... Read more »
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Mountains and Waters Backpacking Retreat
Mountains and Waters Backpacking Retreat
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day
The Mountains and Waters Backpacking Retreat will take place September 3-5, 2020, with a covid/weather/fire backup date of Sept 23-25. Think of this as a regular sesshin, though with somewhat relaxed forms to suit wilderness... Read more »
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Sep 3 @ 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 »
Protest Support Group 7:00 pm
Protest Support Group
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We will have a meeting for dharma practitioners who are grappling with the intersection of dharma and their involvement with the recent racial equity protests.  Thursday, September 3rd, at 7 pm. We will meet in... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 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
Sep 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 »
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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
As of now this event is in person only. 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... Read more »
Online 7-Up Group 10:00 am
Online 7-Up Group
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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. DRZC serves lunch after Sunday services beginning... Read more »
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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 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 »
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fall, the Seminary program will offer Dogen, one of the five core courses.  Kakumyo will be teaching the class, which will meet mostly weekly from September to mid-November.  There will be difficult reading required... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is online. You are welcome to join us for sitting from 7-7:40pm but you will need to bring a device that you can use to Zoom into the meeting for the class afterwards.... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
Sep 10 @ 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 importance of compassion and how the... Read more »
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The Space Between – Weekend Retreat – CANCELLED 7:00 pm
The Space Between – Weekend Retreat – CANCELLED
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 7:45 am
This retreat has been cancelled. There is so much uncertainty about wildfires and possible evacuations, that added to relatively low signups and the fact that we are unable to offer overnight accommodations at this time,... Read more »
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 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
Sep 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 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
Sep 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 »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 13 @ 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 Dharma School 9:30 am
Online Dharma School
Sep 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
The Dharma Garden Council has been working to re-imagine Dharma School in the time of COVID-19. Here’s what we’ve come up with. We have a new theme for this year: Kanzeon Who Hears the Cries of... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Sep 15 @ 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 »
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fall, the Seminary program will offer Dogen, one of the five core courses.  Kakumyo will be teaching the class, which will meet mostly weekly from September to mid-November.  There will be difficult reading required... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 16 @ 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
Sep 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 »
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CANCELLED Three Robes Retreat
CANCELLED Three Robes Retreat
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
With reluctance, we are cancelling the Three Robes retreat. Conditions remain quite hazardous in our area. Predictions over the next few days are inconsistent as weather and fire behavior shift. We do not feel it... Read more »
Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Seminary: Methods of Practice 7:00 pm
Seminary: Methods of Practice
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 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
Sep 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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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 20 @ 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 Dharma School 9:30 am
Online Dharma School
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
The Dharma Garden Council has been working to re-imagine Dharma School in the time of COVID-19. Here’s what we’ve come up with. We have a new theme for this year: Kanzeon Who Hears the Cries of... Read more »
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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 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 »
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fall, the Seminary program will offer Dogen, one of the five core courses.  Kakumyo will be teaching the class, which will meet mostly weekly from September to mid-November.  There will be difficult reading required... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is online. You are welcome to join us for sitting from 7-7:40pm but you will need to bring a device that you can use to Zoom into the meeting for the class afterwards.... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Sep 24 @ 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 24 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 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 »
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Fall Term Student Retreat 8:30 am
Fall Term Student Retreat
Sep 26 @ 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 »
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The ancient tradition of Fusatsu has roots going back to the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and is one of the most beautiful and profound ceremonies in Soto Zen. The ceremony is an opportunity for sangha members... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Sep 27 @ 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 Dharma School 9:30 am
Online Dharma School
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
The Dharma Garden Council has been working to re-imagine Dharma School in the time of COVID-19. Here’s what we’ve come up with. We have a new theme for this year: Kanzeon Who Hears the Cries of... Read more »
Two Ancestors Ceremony 10:00 am
Two Ancestors Ceremony
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Every year toward the end of September we celebrate the contribution of Eihei Dogen and Keizan Jokin to the establishment of Soto Zen. This ceremony takes the place of the regular Full Morning Service.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Sutra Study 12:00 pm
Sutra Study
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
On the fourth Sunday of each month there will be a sutra study group. Each time it meets a different sutra will be discussed.  There is no fee and open to all. This Sunday We... Read more »
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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 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 »
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen 7:30 pm
Seminary / Dharma Studies – Dogen
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This fall, the Seminary program will offer Dogen, one of the five core courses.  Kakumyo will be teaching the class, which will meet mostly weekly from September to mid-November.  There will be difficult reading required... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 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 »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 30 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is online. You are welcome to join us for sitting from 7-7:40pm but you will need to bring a device that you can use to Zoom into the meeting for the class afterwards.... Read more »

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