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

Oct
21
Mon
Recovery Dharma
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. We’ve found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery. We are a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. 
Oct
22
Tue
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes in the seminary program. To take this class, you need to be enrolled in Seminary. To learn more, contact the " target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://dharma-rain.org/event/seminary-lineage/&source=gmail&ust=1566064958770000&usg=AFQjCNEZkpQl_dnoaoLQ7OWDq3bhklBAAg">registrar.

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Oct
25
Fri
Refuge Recovery
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. Meetings run by Refuge Recovery PDX.

Oct
28
Mon
Recovery Dharma
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. We’ve found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery. We are a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. 

Oct
29
Tue
Seminary: Lineage
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes in the seminary program. To take this class, you need to be enrolled in Seminary. To learn more, contact the " target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://dharma-rain.org/event/seminary-lineage/&source=gmail&ust=1566064958770000&usg=AFQjCNEZkpQl_dnoaoLQ7OWDq3bhklBAAg">registrar.

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Oct
30
Wed
Foundational Teachings
Oct 30 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A seminary requirement, and pre-requisite for many other seminary classes. We meet on this schedule:

7-7:10pm Evening Service
7:10-7:40 Zazen
7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements
7:50~9 Class
9-9:10 Vespers

All Wednesday night classes are open to the public. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted.

 

Nov
1
Fri
Refuge Recovery
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. Meetings run by Refuge Recovery PDX.

Nov
4
Mon
Recovery Dharma
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. We’ve found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery. We are a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. 

Nov
5
Tue
Seminary: Lineage
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Seminary class covers Buddhist lineage from the Buddha to Modern day. It meets ten Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from 9/10 to 11/26. It is one of the five core classes in the seminary program. To take this class, you need to be enrolled in Seminary. To learn more, contact the " target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://dharma-rain.org/event/seminary-lineage/&source=gmail&ust=1566064958770000&usg=AFQjCNEZkpQl_dnoaoLQ7OWDq3bhklBAAg">registrar.

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Nov
6
Wed
Foundational Teachings
Nov 6 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday night classes focus on Buddhadharma (Buddhist teaching), particularly from the Soto Zen perspective. This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A seminary requirement, and pre-requisite for many other seminary classes. We meet on this schedule:

7-7:10pm Evening Service
7:10-7:40 Zazen
7:40-7:50 Tea, Announcements
7:50~9 Class
9-9:10 Vespers

All Wednesday night classes are open to the public. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted.

 

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