“SpecialEvent” Tag


On Sunday, October 29, celebrated our annual Segaki Festival. This festival invites the hungry ghosts in and offers them the kindness of food that may appeal to them – sweets, salty snacks, and especially donuts. During the Festival we read a list of names of those who have died in the last year, or those […]

Special Workshops in April

Yogacara: Living with Engaged Compassion WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 10:00am – 4:00pm WHERE: Sodo, 8500 NE Siskiyou St, Portland COST: $80 members / $120 non-members Special guest Ben Connelly teaches this workshop, which will focus on key teachings from Yogacara: how to live a live of engaged compassion by cultivating mindfulness of emotions and interdependence. […]

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Now that our Sodo is completed, for the first time we are able to offer hospitality and have our annual joint New Year’s Eve celebration here this year. Join us and Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple (along with some folks from Great Vow Zen Monastery) here at the Sodo for a wonderful way to bring […]

Talent Show a Huge Success

About 60 people turned out to view the Not-Necessarily-Talented-Show on Saturday, September 10. The show didn’t live up to its name, as almost all of the acts displayed plenty of talent. The first half was various acts by several people. Karen Howard performed two dances that were mesmerizing. The second half was the surprise production […]

Sangha Movie Night

Please join us for the newly resurrected monthly Sangha Movie Night to view For the Next 7 Generations. This tells the story of how thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the […]

Gyokuko and Others to March in Pride Parade

Beloved Sangha and Friends, In difficult times like these, it is important that we stand together in compassion, dignity and respect for all people. I invite you to march with me and others from Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland’s LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 19. (More information is below.) Let us gather in […]