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New Year’s Eve Celebration 9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec 31 2021 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2022 @ 12:15 am
Join us for an annual celebration for the new year. It will be a traditional Soto Zen format, with meditation, bowing, bell ringing, formal tea, sutra fanning and poetry. We are asking attendees to plan... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 2 @ 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 Installation 10:00 am
Shuso Installation
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
During this Sunday morning service the new Shuso will be installed in a short ceremony.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Prison Support Group 12:00 pm
Prison Support Group
Jan 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 »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 5 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Precepts Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Precepts Wednesday Class
Jan 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. The class prepares those who wish to take Jukai in February, as well as allowing everyone to explore how to work... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 6 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 6 @ 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 7 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 9 @ 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 12 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Precepts Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Precepts Wednesday Class
Jan 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. The class prepares those who wish to take Jukai in February, as well as allowing everyone to explore how to work... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 13 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 14 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
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Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Jan 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 »
Lay Disciple Ordination 7:00 pm
Lay Disciple Ordination
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In this ceremony, several students will each make a formal commitment to the student-teacher relationship and receive a rakusu and a Dharma name. Please join us as we welcome new Lay Disciples! Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85602608174?pwd=dDBmbVR3aG9qZW5iQXpXeVREMEV0UT09... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 16 @ 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 19 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Precepts Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Precepts Wednesday Class
Jan 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. The class prepares those who wish to take Jukai in February, as well as allowing everyone to explore how to work... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 20 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Starting a Zen Practice 7:00 pm
Starting a Zen Practice
Jan 20 @ 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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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 21 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 23 @ 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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Seminary – Lineage 2022 7:00 pm
Seminary – Lineage 2022
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lineage is one of the five core seminary classes. This class covers the Buddhist lineage from the Buddha in India, through China, Japan and the West, to modern day, including the women’s lineage. To take... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 26 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Zazen and Service 7:00 pm
Zazen and Service
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
We meet on this schedule: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Kyojukaimon until February 9; Fukanzazengi beginning February 22) 7:10-7:40 Zazen 7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements 7:50~9 Class 9-9:10 Vespers Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84999299530?pwd=SzVSSHNpa2d0ME9qeG82YzNhTFo3UT09 Meeting ID: 849 9929 9530 Passcode:... Read more »
Precepts Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Precepts Wednesday Class
Jan 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is about the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts, the ethical guidelines of Zen practice. The class prepares those who wish to take Jukai in February, as well as allowing everyone to explore how to work... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 27 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
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Weekday Morning Program 6:30 am
Weekday Morning Program
Jan 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:45 am
During summer term and winter term, we offer open morning zazen from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by a short chanting service. All is open – come in when you wish, leave when you need to.... Read more »
Parenting Education Class 3:30 pm
Parenting Education Class
Jan 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This class will be offered by Claire Lundy, head teacher of Frog Song Montessori Preschool. We’ll learn how behavior is need driven and discuss the fundamental needs that drive our young children’s development. You’ll hear... Read more »
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Sunday Morning Program 8:30 am
Sunday Morning Program
Jan 30 @ 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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