For more detailed information on an event, including location or registration information, click on the event on the calendar below. To view important dates in our Liturgical Year or for more information, see the quarterly flyer for upcoming dates.

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Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Koans 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Koans
May 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This 8-week series explores koans. Koans are brief exchanges that reveal an aspect of enlightening activity. If you’ve ever wondered what these mysterious stories are, why they are useful, how to practice with them, this... Read more »
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Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 2 @ 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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Free Qigong Workshop 4:00 pm
Free Qigong Workshop
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kakumyo offers this Qigong workshop open tor beginners as well as advanced practitioners, and all the physical postures can be modified to fit individual needs or limitations. We will focus on “the 14” (ie., the... Read more »
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Advanced Study Group – Dogen’s Shobogenzo 7:00 pm
Advanced Study Group – Dogen’s Shobogenzo
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This advanced study group will examine the first ten fascicles of Dogen’s Shobogenzo. Each week, a different member will lead the group discussion. If you would like to join this study group, we ask that... Read more »
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Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Koans 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Koans
May 8 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This 8-week series explores koans. Koans are brief exchanges that reveal an aspect of enlightening activity. If you’ve ever wondered what these mysterious stories are, why they are useful, how to practice with them, this... Read more »
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Starting a Practice 1:30 pm
Starting a Practice
May 11 @ 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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Advanced Study Group – Dogen’s Shobogenzo 7:00 pm
Advanced Study Group – Dogen’s Shobogenzo
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This advanced study group will examine the first ten fascicles of Dogen’s Shobogenzo. Each week, a different member will lead the group discussion. If you would like to join this study group, we ask that... Read more »
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Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Koans 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Koans
May 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This 8-week series explores koans. Koans are brief exchanges that reveal an aspect of enlightening activity. If you’ve ever wondered what these mysterious stories are, why they are useful, how to practice with them, this... Read more »
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Spring Term Student Program 8:30 am
Spring Term Student Program
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Like Fall Term Student, this program consists of three (3) one-day retreats, March 30, April 20, and May 18. It is open for members who have done term student in the past, and a sesshin... Read more »
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Advanced Study Group – Dogen’s Shobogenzo 7:00 pm
Advanced Study Group – Dogen’s Shobogenzo
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This advanced study group will examine the first ten fascicles of Dogen’s Shobogenzo. Each week, a different member will lead the group discussion. If you would like to join this study group, we ask that... Read more »
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Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Koans 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Koans
May 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This 8-week series explores koans. Koans are brief exchanges that reveal an aspect of enlightening activity. If you’ve ever wondered what these mysterious stories are, why they are useful, how to practice with them, this... Read more »
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Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
May 23 @ 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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Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra 9:30 am
Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Fumyo and Kakuon lead the ancient, traditional practice of the recitation of the Avatamsaka (Flower Ornament) Sutra. We will chant aloud as a group for approximately 30 minutes each week. No registration required; please attend... Read more »
Dealing with Stress 1:30 pm
Dealing with Stress
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 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 teaches a variety of simple but effective... Read more »
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Baby Zen 9:00 am
Baby Zen
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Parents often struggle to find time for practice with a young baby in the house. We’ll explore mindfulness with baby, not in spite of her. Focusing on coming back to the breath and the body... Read more »
Wednesday Classes: Koans 7:45 pm
Wednesday Classes: Koans
May 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This 8-week series explores koans. Koans are brief exchanges that reveal an aspect of enlightening activity. If you’ve ever wondered what these mysterious stories are, why they are useful, how to practice with them, this... Read more »
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