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Temple Closed End of Year
Temple Closed End of Year
Dec 21 2020 – Jan 1 2021 all-day
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New Year’s Eve Celebration 6:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec 31 2020 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 2021 @ 12:15 am
New Year's Eve Celebration @ Zoom
This year we’ll be celebrating and practicing together remotely. This is a two-part evening 6-8pm and then 10pm-midnight. See the Zoom link below for the entire evening, and the Zoom room will stay open in... Read more »
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 6 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Kyojukaimon (The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts) at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by the Precepts Class. All are welcome to either... Read more »
Wednesday Class: Precepts 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Precepts
Jan 6 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. We discuss both the theory and practice of working with the precepts, as well as how precepts can provide a karmic... Read more »
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 7 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 7 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 8 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Radical Dharma Book Study Group 7:00 pm
Radical Dharma Book Study Group
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us Friday, December 4, from 7pm-8:30pm as we 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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Kanzeon Festival 8:30 am
Kanzeon Festival
Jan 9 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
The Kanzeon Festival is a rigorous ritual designed to raise great compassionate vigor, and determination. During the course of three hours we do multiple recitations of the Kanzeon Mantra, the Universal Gateway Chapter of the... Read more »
Starting a Practice 1:30 pm
Starting a Practice
Jan 9 @ 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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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 10 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 13 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Kyojukaimon (The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts) at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by the Precepts Class. All are welcome to either... Read more »
Wednesday Class: Precepts 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Precepts
Jan 13 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. We discuss both the theory and practice of working with the precepts, as well as how precepts can provide a karmic... Read more »
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 14 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Jan 14 @ 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 »
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Jan 14 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 15 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
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Beginners Day Retreat 8:30 am
Beginners Day Retreat
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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 silent meditation, a formal oryoki-style meal, and communal work... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 17 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 20 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Kyojukaimon (The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts) at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by the Precepts Class. All are welcome to either... Read more »
Wednesday Class: Precepts 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Precepts
Jan 20 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. We discuss both the theory and practice of working with the precepts, as well as how precepts can provide a karmic... Read more »
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 21 @ 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 22 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Radical Dharma Book Study Group 7:00 pm
Radical Dharma Book Study Group
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us Friday, December 4, from 7pm-8:30pm as we 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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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 23 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Half-day Zazenkai 1:30 pm
Half-day Zazenkai
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This will be an in person event with a Zoom option. In-person attendance is limited to 25 and you must be willing to follow the guidelines set up by the Health and safety Committee. This... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
On the fourth Sunday of each month there is an online sutra study. Each time it meets a different sutra is discussed by one of Dharma Rain’s teachers.  There is no fee and it is... Read more »
Awakening to Whiteness 4:00 pm
Awakening to Whiteness
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for the second series on Awakening to Whiteness. In this program, we’ll be doing readings, listening to music and podcasts, and watching videos that help us better understand whiteness and our society that... Read more »
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Lotus Sutra Seminary Class 7:30 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class @ Sodo | Portland | Oregon | United States
Learn about the Seminary program, the classes we offer, and how to enroll. Registration for this class is open to people who are enrolled in seminary and those who wish to take it as non-credit... Read more »
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 27 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
Evening Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Evening Service and Zazen
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We begin with a recitation of the Kyojukaimon (The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts) at 7pm, and then sit zazen for 30 minutes until 7:40pm. This is followed by the Precepts Class. All are welcome to either... Read more »
Wednesday Class: Precepts 7:45 pm
Wednesday Class: Precepts
Jan 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. We discuss both the theory and practice of working with the precepts, as well as how precepts can provide a karmic... Read more »
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
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Great Matter Workshop
Great Matter Workshop
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
A Workshop on Preparing for Death, led by Jiko with assistance from Annen This workshop will be Friday evening 7-9pm and Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm. Registration is limited and is not open at this time. Those who... Read more »
Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
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Zazen and Service 6:30 am
Zazen and Service
Jan 30 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During winter term we offer morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, with a posture adjustment bell at 7am. Short Morning Service follows. Masks required, sign in for contact tracing, sanitize hands. All are welcome. Join... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 31 @ 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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