Thursday Morning Study Group – The Heart Sutra

Study of ancient and contemporary texts is one of the pillars of Zen practice. In case you have missed it, we now offer an ongoing study group which meets every Thursday morning,  8-9 am after zazen & tea. Everyone is welcome.

  • Led by Rev. So On Jim Hare.
  • Current text:  Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okamura.
  • Contact Rollin Ives ( for details.

Seeing / Drawing Retreat -Saturday, May 5

Line Drawing

For “Dharma Art Day” this year we will focus on drawing as meditation. In drawing, we have an opportunity to set aside our egos while becoming one with the object. It will not be an art class per se, and no prior drawing experience is required. What is asked for is our willingness to deeply observe, connect our eyes with our hearts and hands, and open to whatever may emerge. This mostly silent day will include periods of meditation and movement. Weather permitting, we will work outdoors.
Led by sangha members Karen Hamilton and Barb Baccei.
9 am – 4 pm  Sacramento Dharma Center,  3111 Wissemann Dr., Sacramento
Please bring a bag lunch.
Fee: $0-$20 plus $10 for materials.  Scholarships are available.
Sign up at a Monday night meeting or REGISTER at