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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

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July 2018

Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Rev. Myō 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. Myō is available for individual practice discussion by appointment prior to our evening program.   NOTE: We would like to take some (staged) photographs tonight for use on our website.

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Morning Zazen

July 26 @ 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 – The Heart Sutra

July 26 @ 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:  Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okamura. Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Poetry Night, led by Linda Dekker

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Sangha member, Linda Dekker, will lead us in an evening of reading and writing poetry.

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August 2018

Morning Zazen

August 2 @ 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

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 – The Heart Sutra

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, happening 12 times

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:  Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okamura. Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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CANCELLED: One-day Sitting with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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We are sorry that Zenju has had to cancel this retreat with us due to illness.

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Half-Day Sangha Work Practice, led by Linda Dekker

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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“Work as meditation” illustrates how work is just as important a time for mindfulness practice as sitting zazen or walking meditation. In work as meditation, there isn't too much need for thinking, planning or conceptualizing. While effort is made to do what we are doing efficiently and beautifully, we needn’t hurry or worry about how much is getting done. In not rushing to get the dishes washed or the carpets vacuumed, we have an opportunity to just appreciate the work…

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Practice Circle: Acceptance & Respect in Community

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Practice Circle led by So On Jim Hare The Three Treasures are the foundation of the Practice Circle: (1) the Oneness of Buddha, (2) the Diversity of Dharma, (3) the Harmony of Sangha. The circle itself is a container for being in the present, manifesting just as we are in the truth of the moment. 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…

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Morning Zazen

August 9 @ 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 – The Heart Sutra

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, happening 12 times

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:  Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okamura. Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

August 13 @ 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 12/18/2017

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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 Doralee Grindler Katonah

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Doralee will speak on the topic of "White Privilege".

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Morning Zazen

August 16 @ 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

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 – The Heart Sutra

August 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, happening 12 times

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:  Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okamura. Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Buddhist Women Ancestors

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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You are invited to join a new study group that will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am-10:30 am. The group is open to all sanghas and genders - to anyone who is interested in studying the Dharma through the lives and teachings of Buddhist women.  Linda Dekker and Susan Farrar will facilitate. Some resources we will use are:    The Hidden Lamp, edited by Florence Caplow & Susan Moon    Stars at Dawn; Forgotten Stories of…

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

August 20 @ 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 Monday evening program. Please email info@valleystreamszen.org

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Morning Zazen

August 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

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 – The Heart Sutra

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, happening 12 times

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:  Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okamura. Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra Contact Rollin Ives (twl4148@gmail.com) for details.

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Retreat Night

August 27 @ 7:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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On Retreat Night we enjoy our traditional retreat night; a chance to settle into our meditation practice with three 25-minute periods of zazen, interspersed with walking meditation (kinhin). Turning the light inward we explore the causes of suffering and what ends it. This invitation is extended to everyone.

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Morning Zazen

August 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

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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September 2018

Labor Day Holiday – No One-day Sitting

September 1
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

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CLOSED for Labor Day Holiday

September 3
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

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Morning Zazen

September 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

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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Introduction to Zen Meditation

September 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 12/18/2017

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/10/2018

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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Shamata/Vipassana Teachings – So On Jim Hare

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Morning Zazen

September 13 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 06/29/2017

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

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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Dharma Talk – TBA

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Morning Zazen

September 20 @ 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

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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Buddhist Women Ancestors

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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You are invited to join a new study group that will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am-10:30 am. The group is open to all sanghas and genders - to anyone who is interested in studying the Dharma through the lives and teachings of Buddhist women.  Linda Dekker and Susan Farrar will facilitate. Some resources we will use are:    The Hidden Lamp, edited by Florence Caplow & Susan Moon    Stars at Dawn; Forgotten Stories of…

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One-day Sitting with Kokyo Henkel

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Kokyo Henkel has been head teacher of Santa Cruz Zen Center since 2009. He was priest ordained in 1994 by Tenshin Anderson Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. Kokyo is interested in exploring how the original teachings of Buddha-Dharma from ancient India, China, and Japan are still very much alive and useful in present-day America to help bring peace and harmony to this troubled world. Registration at Eventbrite - coming soon (sliding scale fee)

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Full Moon Ceremony

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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This ceremony is an affirmation of the vow to live for the benefit of all beings. In the Zen tradition we associate the full moon with the ideal of awakening.  All are welcome.

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Morning Zazen

September 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

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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October 2018

Morning Zazen

October 4 @ 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

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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Half-day Sitting

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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$20

The sitting will be led by Rev. So On Jim Hare, Practice Leader of Valley Streams Zen Sangha. At the conclusion, we will enjoy a social lunch together, so please bring a bag lunch. If this is your first time practicing with us or your first one-day sitting, please call Jim at 916-456-7752 so you can learn more about the day.  $20 Registration coming soon.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

October 8 @ 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 12/18/2017

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/10/2018

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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Morning Zazen

October 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

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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Morning Zazen

October 18 @ 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

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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Buddhist Women Ancestors

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, happening 24 times

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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You are invited to join a new study group that will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am-10:30 am. The group is open to all sanghas and genders - to anyone who is interested in studying the Dharma through the lives and teachings of Buddhist women.  Linda Dekker and Susan Farrar will facilitate. Some resources we will use are:    The Hidden Lamp, edited by Florence Caplow & Susan Moon    Stars at Dawn; Forgotten Stories of…

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Morning Zazen

October 25 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 09/28/2017

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

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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November 2018

Morning Zazen

November 1 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 09/28/2017

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

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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Wendy Garling: Stories of Women in Buddha’s Life

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Join us for an evening with Wendy Garling the author of Stars at Dawn: Forgotten She has an MA in Sanskrit language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and authorized Dharma teacher. She has taught women’s spirituality with a focus on women’s stories and the sacred feminine for many years. Increasingly Buddhist communities and academic programs are using Stars at Dawn, including the Harvard Divinity School in a Women in Buddhism class…

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Morning Zazen

November 8 @ 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

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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Buddhist Women Ancestors – Special Guest, Wendy Garling

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our usual meeting date is changed in order to invite our special guest: Wendy Garling, author of Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life to our meeting. Our study group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am-10:30 am. The group is open to all sanghas and genders - to anyone who is interested in studying the Dharma through the lives and teachings of Buddhist women.  Linda Dekker and Susan Farrar will facilitate. Some…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

November 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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Morning Zazen

November 15 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Everyone is welcome to come at 6:00 or 6:40 for morning meditation. Come for all or part of it. Stay for tea and conversation afterwards. 6:00 Zazen 6:30 Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 Zazen 7:10 Service 7:20 Informal Tea

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Morning Zazen

November 15 @ 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

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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Morning Zazen

November 29 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 09/28/2017

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

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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3-Day Rohatsu Sesshin

November 30 @ 9:00 am - December 2 @ 12:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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“…when we practice zazen, it is not that big mind is actually controlling small mind, but simply that when small mind becomes calm, big mind starts it true activity.”  ~Suzuki Roshi This multi-day, non-residential retreat is an opportunity to set aside the concerns of daily life for two and a half days, giving all our attention to our sitting practice and taking care of ourselves as we would take care of a guest. The schedule will include sitting and walking meditation,…

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December 2018

Morning Zazen

December 6 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00am on Thursday, repeating until 09/28/2017

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

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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Introduction to Zen Meditation

December 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 12/18/2017

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/10/2018

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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Morning Zazen

December 13 @ 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

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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Morning Zazen

December 20 @ 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

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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Buddhist Women Ancestors

December 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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You are invited to join a new study group that will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am-10:30 am. The group is open to all sanghas and genders - to anyone who is interested in studying the Dharma through the lives and teachings of Buddhist women.  Linda Dekker and Susan Farrar will facilitate. Some resources we will use are:    The Hidden Lamp, edited by Florence Caplow & Susan Moon    Stars at Dawn; Forgotten Stories of…

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Morning Zazen

December 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

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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