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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 1 @ 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
May 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 »
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No Separation – Annual Fundraiser
No Separation – Annual Fundraiser
May 2 – May 9 all-day
Moonrise, and I long for home. In a breath, I realize – beloved sangha, breathing with me. – Annen In the past year, despite incredible challenges, our practice as a sangha has endured and thrived.... Read more »
Wesak
Wesak
May 2 all-day
Wesak @ Sodo and Zoom
Wesak is the festival of Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth. Traditionally, it is a precious time when the entire sangha – adults and kids, parents and those without children – celebrates together. Last year and this year... Read more »
Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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 »
Online Prison Group 12:00 pm
Online Prison Group
May 2 @ 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 »
Mindfulness Hike 3:30 pm
Mindfulness Hike
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mindfulness Hike @ Powell Butte (see below)
Join sangha members for this two-hour mindfulness hike. We will hike together silently on Powell Butte’s forested and mountain-top meadow trails that feature expansive views on clear days. The hike is a gentle four-mile loop... Read more »
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 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
May 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 »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
May 5 @ 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 – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva
May 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
It was bold and transformative when written around 700 C.E., yet fiercely practical and usable today. The Way of the Bodhisattva describes the process of enlightenment from the first thought to full buddhahood. Its author,... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 6 @ 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
May 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 »
Starting a Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Practice
May 6 @ 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 forms used at Dharma Rain, including an explanation of... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 7 @ 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
May 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 »
Radical Dharma Book Study Group 7:00 pm
Radical Dharma Book Study Group
May 7 @ 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
May 8 @ 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 »
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
May 8 @ 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 »
Garden Work Practice 2:00 pm
Garden Work Practice
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 9 @ 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
May 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
May 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
May 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 »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
May 12 @ 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 – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva
May 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
It was bold and transformative when written around 700 C.E., yet fiercely practical and usable today. The Way of the Bodhisattva describes the process of enlightenment from the first thought to full buddhahood. Its author,... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 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 »
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
May 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 »
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
May 13 @ 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 14 @ 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
May 14 @ 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
May 15 @ 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
May 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 »
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 15 @ 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 »
Garden Work Practice 2:00 pm
Garden Work Practice
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 16 @ 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
May 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
May 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
May 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 »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
May 19 @ 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 – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva
May 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
It was bold and transformative when written around 700 C.E., yet fiercely practical and usable today. The Way of the Bodhisattva describes the process of enlightenment from the first thought to full buddhahood. Its author,... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 20 @ 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
May 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 »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 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
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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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Spring Term Student Program 8:30 am
Spring Term Student Program
May 22 @ 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
May 23 @ 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 »
Sutra Study 12:00 pm
Sutra Study
May 23 @ 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. Description and link... Read more »
Awakening to Whiteness 4:00 pm
Awakening to Whiteness
May 23 @ 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
May 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 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
May 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 »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
May 26 @ 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 – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class – Shantideva – The Way of the Bodhisattva
May 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
It was bold and transformative when written around 700 C.E., yet fiercely practical and usable today. The Way of the Bodhisattva describes the process of enlightenment from the first thought to full buddhahood. Its author,... Read more »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 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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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 28 @ 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
May 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 »
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
May 29 @ 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
May 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 »
Garden Work Practice 2:00 pm
Garden Work Practice
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
With the help of volunteers, Dharma Rain grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs for the temple’s kitchen as well as for donation to a local food pantry. We also tend ornamental and native plants to create... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
May 30 @ 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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