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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Dec 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall 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
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday evenings before class we have a brief recited service and 30 minutes of zazen. 7-7:10pm Evening Service  Fukanzazengi 7:10-7:40 Zazen Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82080074209?pwd=VjBEV3IxMzFlRHVhRlQ1aTJiR2N6UT09 Meeting ID: 820 8007 4209 Passcode: 825979Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Wednesday Evening Double Sit 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Double Sit
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
There is no regular Wednesday class, so we sit on this schedule. 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20-8:30pm Vespers  Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Dec 2 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall 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
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) 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
Dec 2 @ 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 »
Seminary: Methods of Practice 7:00 pm
Seminary: Methods of Practice
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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 information, experiences... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Dec 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall 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
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open... Read more »
My Grandmother’s Hands Book Group 7:00 pm
My Grandmother’s Hands Book Group
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting October 8, and continuing every other Friday through the end of the year, Ko’in and Reiju will lead a book group on My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem. This book has been very popular... Read more »
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Ango Morning Program 5:30 am
Ango Morning Program
Dec 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During the Fall 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
Dec 4 @ 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
Dec 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Fall Ango (September 1 through December 4) 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
Dec 4 @ 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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Rohatsu Sesshin 7:00 pm
Rohatsu Sesshin
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 8:00 am
Rohatsu Sesshin @ Sodo
Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, traditionally December 8th. This is our longest and most intense retreat of the year, and is the culmination of a year of training. Six full days of stillness, silence, moving... Read more »
Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
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Online Prison Group 12:00 pm
Online Prison Group
Dec 5 @ 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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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Dec 12 @ 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 »
Shuso Hossen 10:15 am
Shuso Hossen
Dec 12 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
The current shuso, Teijin, will take his  “final exam,” presenting a verse and answering questions from teachers and sangha members. Come help “prod the loaf” to see whether he’s done. This will take the place... Read more »
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Wednesday Evening Double Sit 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Double Sit
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
There is no regular Wednesday class, so we sit on this schedule. 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20-8:30pm Vespers  Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Dec 16 @ 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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My Grandmother’s Hands Book Group 7:00 pm
My Grandmother’s Hands Book Group
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starting October 8, and continuing every other Friday through the end of the year, Ko’in and Reiju will lead a book group on My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem. This book has been very popular... Read more »
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Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Dec 18 @ 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 »
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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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Temple Closed End of Year
Temple Closed End of Year
Dec 21 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day
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New Year’s Eve 10:30 pm
New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 2021 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 1 2022 @ 12:15 am
Each year we do a celebration of the new year, and this year is no exception. Details are still being worked out, but the evening will include zazen, services, and of course sparkling cider served... Read more »
New Year’s Eve Celebration 10:30 pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec 31 2021 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 1 2022 @ 12:15 am
Join us for an annual celebration for the new year. Details still being worked out, but plans so far include writing year-end death poems, zazen, a New Year’s Eve ceremony, and of course formal tea... Read more »

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