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Rohatsu Sesshin 7:00 pm
Rohatsu Sesshin
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 8:00 am
Rohatsu Sesshin @ Sodo
Rohatsu commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment, traditionally on 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 lots of... Read more »
Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo... Read more »
Dharma School – Rohatsu 9:30 am
Dharma School – Rohatsu
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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Prison Group 11:45 am
Prison Group
Dec 1 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 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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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 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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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo... Read more »
Shuso Hossen 10:15 am
Shuso Hossen
Dec 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
The current shuso, Todd Tsuho Satterson, 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... Read more »
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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Wednesday Evening Program 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Program
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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 VespersShare this:TweetPrintEmail
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Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Dec 12 @ 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 them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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 »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Dec 12 @ 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 »
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding your place in the practice of Zen and in a spiritual community is not always easy. Taking Your Seat is a program designed to orient newer members to the programs, classes, people, and volunteer... Read more »
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 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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7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Dec 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 »
Fusatsu 7:00 pm
Fusatsu
Dec 14 @ 7:00 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 Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo... Read more »
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Temple Closed End of Year
Temple Closed End of Year
Dec 16 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day
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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 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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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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Refuge Recovery 7:00 pm
Refuge Recovery
Dec 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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Recovery Dharma 7:00 pm
Recovery Dharma
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Recovery Dharma @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual... Read more »
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