Several times a month, typically on a Thursday evening or a Saturday afternoon, Dharma Rain Zen Center offers introductory workshops on Zen practice.

  • Intro to Zen Meditation covers the essentials of zazen (sitting meditation).
  • Starting A Practice describes how to bring zazen practice into daily life with an explanation of the forms used in the zendo and during services.
  • Basic Buddhist Teachings introduces the basic teachings of Buddhism.

These workshops are open to all and offered free of charge (donations are gratefully accepted). You do not need to register. Our address is 8500 NE Siskiyou. The workshops are held in the Sodo (the large temple building at the end of the driveway on the left).

See the calendar below to find out when an introductory workshop you are interested in is scheduled.

More about Workshops and Classes …

Classes and Workshops Calendar

Mar
3
Wed
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 3 @ 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 Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041836124?pwd=NkV2cnRkVm0wby9TRzBTUzYyNFRXUT09 Meeting ID: 820 4183 6124 Passcode: 396527
Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our life. Classes are held on Wednesday nights, taught by Zonnyo and Sokuchu.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041836124?pwd=NkV2cnRkVm0wby9TRzBTUzYyNFRXUT09

Meeting ID: 820 4183 6124
Passcode: 396527

Mar
4
Thu
Dealing with Stress Workshop
Mar 4 @ 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 effective techniques that reduce stress and emotional reactivity. The focus will be on internal mindfulness practices that we can make use of in any situation. As proficiency grows, many find increased happiness, adaptability and confidence. A mix of explanation, meditation, experiential exercises, and facilitated discussion will be used to ensure that the workshop is practical and translates to your life. No experience or affiliation necessary.

This workshop will be online. Please use the Zoom links below to join us.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86469761585?pwd=U0RzNGFXekRUVlhxa1E4WlN5dWhCQT09

Meeting ID: 864 6976 1585
Passcode: 594442

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Mar
9
Tue
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Dharma Studies students.

The 2021 class will be taught by Jiko. We will be working with Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma, translated by Leon Hurvitz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is now closed.

 

Mar
10
Wed
Evening Service and Zazen
Mar 10 @ 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 Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041836124?pwd=NkV2cnRkVm0wby9TRzBTUzYyNFRXUT09

Meeting ID: 820 4183 6124
Passcode: 396527

Wednesday Class – Seven Factors of Enlightenment
Mar 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

This class explores the Seven Factors of Enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation, vigor, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. Together we will explore their interconnection, our relationship to them, and how they can be a mirror to our life. Classes are held on Wednesday nights, taught by Zonnyo and Sokuchu.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82041836124?pwd=NkV2cnRkVm0wby9TRzBTUzYyNFRXUT09

Meeting ID: 820 4183 6124
Passcode: 396527

Mar
11
Thu
Intro to Zen Meditation
Mar 11 @ 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.

This workshop will be held online and on Zoom. Please join us.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcu2spz8oEtLt4gIOBi48a6hIR4UKyw5a

Meeting ID: 894 5449 4286
Passcode: 270048

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+16699006833,,87074953925# US (San Jose)

Mar
12
Fri
Radical Dharma Book Study Group
Mar 12 @ 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 (perhaps unknowingly, perhaps not) perpetuate the system of white supremacy and oppression? How do people without our privilege experience the system differently? This text asserts that when we begin to understand our own suffering, we can begin to understand that of others as well, and then compassion can begin.

“Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening.”

Rev. angel Kyodo williams, an ordained Zen priest, is an author and activist. Lama Rod Owens is authorized as a lama in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Jasmine Syedullah holds a PhD in politics with a designated emphasis in feminist studies and history of consciousness from University of California, Santa Cruz.

The group plans to meet approximately every other Friday evening, with adjustments for holidays and retreats. Meetings are scheduled through May. After that the group will decide whether we need to make adjustments.

The group is facilitated by Patrick Goshin Ryan, with teacher liaison Genko Rainwater.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89012267467?pwd=NS9rSVdJSUtzYkswaVFmc0t3c0NOUT09

Meeting ID: 890 1226 7467
Passcode: 057488

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+16699006833,,89012267467# US (San Jose)

Mar
13
Sat
Starting a Practice
Mar 13 @ 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 the altar and other items found in the zendo (meditation hall), chanting, bowing, and other practices.

This workshop will be online and in person. For online please use the Zoom links below to join us.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86270898733?pwd=QTVIL3RHWWtFdHdPU1RBczNwT2NQQT09

Meeting ID: 862 7089 8733
Passcode: 966821

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+13462487799,,81468995556# US (Houston)

Mar
16
Tue
Lotus Sutra Seminary Class
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Dharma Studies students.

The 2021 class will be taught by Jiko. We will be working with Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma, translated by Leon Hurvitz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is now closed.

 

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