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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

March 2019

Morning Zazen

March 21 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Rev. Myo Lahey is Abbot at Hartford Street Zen Centerin San Francisco and our guiding teacher. He has previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Rev. Myo is available for individual practice discussion by appointment prior to our evening program.

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Morning Zazen

March 28 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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April 2019

Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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So On Jim Hare serves as Tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, and was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period. He was priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016.

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Morning Zazen

April 4 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Every Day Brand New – A One-day Retreat, led by Rev. Mary Mocine

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Reverend Mary Mocine, Abbess of Vallejo Zen Center aka Clear Water Zendo, will lead this one-day sitting. She trained at San Francisco and Berkeley Zen Centers, and at Tassajara Zen Monastery. She received dharma transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman in May 2005. The theme for this sitting is "Buddha's birthday, renewing our practice." The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk and a ceremony to celebrate the birth of the Buddha (traditionally celebrated on April…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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Practice Talk by Michael Simpson and David Angstead

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Morning Zazen

April 11 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12/28/2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Rev. Myo Lahey is Abbot at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco and our guiding teacher. He has previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Rev. Myo is available for individual practice discussion by appointment prior to our evening program. Please call ‭(916) 393-3961‬ to schedule an appointment.

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Morning Zazen

April 18 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Dharma talk by Rev. Edward Espe Brown

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Edward Espe Brown is a well-known Soto Zen Buddhist teacher, author, and chef. He was ordained in 1971 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who gave him the Dharma name Jusan Kainei , “Longevity Mountain, Peaceful Sea.” He leads sitting groups and meditation retreats in Northern California and internationally.  His latest book is The Most Important Point: Zen Teachings, published by Sounds True. Edward will also lead a one-day retreat for SBMG on Saturday, April 20. He will  be reading and signing his book on Friday,…

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Morning Zazen

April 25 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Way-seeking Mind Talk by Larry Smith

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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May 2019

Morning Zazen

May 2 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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One-day Sitting, led by Rev. Myo Lahey

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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This one-day sitting will be led by our guiding teacher, Rev. Myo Lahey, Abbot of Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco. He has previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Rev. Myo will available for individual practice discussion during the sitting. The day will include silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a dharma talk by Rev. Myo. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a bag lunch. Registration details TBA.

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Pilgrimage to Japan, presented by So On Jim Hare & Un Jo Karen Hamilton

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Jim and Karen will relate their impressions of temple life and traditional Japanese arts encountered during their recent trip to Japan.

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Morning Zazen

May 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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Program to be announced

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us.

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Morning Zazen

May 16 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Way-Seeking Mind Talk, by Doralee Grindler Katonah

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Morning Zazen

May 23 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12/28/2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
+ Google Map

Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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CLOSED for Memorial Day Holiday

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Morning Zazen

May 30 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12/28/2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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June 2019

Dharma Art Day – Calligraphy, led by Val Szymanski

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for this special event with Val Szymanski, founding teacher of Bamboo in the Wind, a  Zen practice group that meets in Sunnyvale. She was ordained by Diane Martin in the Danin Katagiri Roshi lineage. Reverend Val is an esteemed calligrapher and offers this calligraphy workshop in Sacramento.  No previous experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Registration details TBA.

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Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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So On Jim Hare  serves as tanto, or head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, and was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period. He was priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016.

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Morning Zazen

June 6 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12/28/2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/09/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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Practice Circle – Topic to be announced

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Practice Circle Guidelines (as adapted from the Zen Center of Los Angeles): When speaking, we practice speaking from integrity and speak the truth as we know it. We stay focused on our own experience as opposed to taking about others or talking abstractly. In listening, we try not to interrupt, even with our thoughts. We practice receiving whatever is being offered by another without attachments or judgements. In silence, we allow all things to arise and pass away, accepting and…

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Morning Zazen

June 13 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Full Moon Ceremony

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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This ceremony reminds us that enlightenment is enacted with Bodhisattva precepts, which are recited in a call and response format during the ceremony.  We enter the ceremony following two periods of zazen interspersed with walking meditation.  Whole-heartedly we celebrate the whole moon.  Everyone is invited to participate.

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Morning Zazen

June 20 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Rev. Myo Lahey is Abbot at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco and our guiding teacher. He has previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Rev. Myo is available for individual practice discussion by appointment prior to our evening program. Please email info@valleystreamszen.org to make an appointment.

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Morning Zazen

June 27 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 12/28/2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/27/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Every Thursday we offer two early morning sittings (6-6:30 & 6:40-7:10) followed by a brief service (7:10-7:20). Following service, you are invited to share a cup of tea or coffee before continuing with the rest of your day. Early morning zazen is the practice of Zen students everywhere. Before engaging in life's busy activity, we relax and wake up on the cushion. Come for all or part of the schedule. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service…

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Study Group

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Study is one of the pillars of Zen practice. Please join us every Thursday morning for our ongoing study group to discuss ancient and contemporary texts. Facilitated by Rev. So On Jim Hare. Current text: Dogen's Genjokoan, using Shohaku Okamura's book Realizing Genjo Koan as our study guide. Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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July 2019

Half-day Sitting, led by So On Jim Hare

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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A half-day schedule of sitting and walking meditation, offered along with a Dharma talk by So On Jim Hare. Please bring a bag lunch if you would like to join us for a social lunch after the formal program. If this is your first time practicing with us or your first half-day sitting, please call Jim at 916-456-7752 so you can learn more about the day.  $20 Registration TBA - or sign up on a Monday evening.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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August 2019

Introduction to Zen Meditation

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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September 2019

Introduction to Zen Meditation

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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October 2019

2-Day Sitting with Tenshin Reb Anderson

October 5 @ 9:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Tenshin Reb Anderson was born in Mississippi, grew up in Minnesota, and left advanced study in mathematics and Western psychology to come to Zen Center in 1967. He practiced with Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a priest in 1970 and gave him the name Tenshin Zenki ("Naturally Real, The Whole Works"). He received dharma transmission in 1983 and served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center's three training centers (City Center, Green Gulch Farm, and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center)…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/09/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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November 2019

Half-day Sitting, led by So On Jim Hare

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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A half-day schedule of sitting and walking meditation, offered along with a Dharma talk by So On Jim Hare. Please bring a bag lunch if you would like to join us for a social lunch after the formal program. If this is your first time practicing with us or your first half-day sitting, please call Jim at 916-456-7752 so you can learn more about the day.  $20 Registration TBA - or sign up on a Monday evening.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/09/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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December 2019

Introduction to Zen Meditation

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/09/2019

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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For those who are new to Zen meditation, we offer this 40-minute introduction to our forms of practice on the second Monday every month.

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