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Rohatsu Sesshin Full Day Sitting (In-person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Full-Day Sitting - in person -  8:30 am - 8:45 pm This sitting will be in person at the Dharma Center and will not be offered on Zoom.  Traditional oryoki meals will be served at noon and for the "medicine meal" in the evening. This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our […]

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Rohatsu Sesshin Full Day Sitting (In-person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Full-Day Sitting - in person -  8:30 am - 8:45 pm This sitting will be in person at the Dharma Center and will not be offered on Zoom.  Traditional oryoki meals will be served at noon and for the "medicine meal" in the evening. This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our […]

Rohatsu Sesshin Half-Day Sitting and Buddha’s Enlightenment Ceremony (In-person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Half-day Sitting - in person - 8:30 am - 12 noon. Today concludes the seven days of intensive practice with a half-day sitting  and the  Buddha's Enlightenment Ceremony. We will gather after the ceremony to share a buffet lunch. Register for the week-long program on Eventbrite.

Full Moon Ceremony (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

The Full Moon Ceremony acknowledges the karma created by our intentional actions, and reminds us to renew our commitment to the ethical conduct expressed as the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. These are guiding principles for our daily conduct in the world. This ceremony is rooted in a ritual from pre-Buddhist India. Texts for the chants are […]

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Join us for two periods of zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), or just the first or second second meditation periods, as your schedule allows. 6:00 am  - Zazen (sitting meditation) 6:30 am -  Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 am -  Zazen 7:10 am -  Morning Service Please arrive a few minutes before the beginning […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So'on Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com

Introduction to Zen Meditation (in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  We focus on the art of sitting meditation, with emphasis on posture, breath and mental focus. This is for new meditators and those wishing to refresh their practice of meditative immersion. * Meets in the Library at the Sacramento Dharma […]

Monday Night Meditation and Dharma Talk with Susan Moon (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Susan Moon is a writer, editor, and lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. She is the author of a number of books about Buddhism, including the humor book The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi and This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity. For many years she was the […]

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Join us for two periods of zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), or just the first or second second meditation periods, as your schedule allows. 6:00 am  - Zazen (sitting meditation) 6:30 am -  Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 am -  Zazen 7:10 am -  Morning Service Please arrive a few minutes before the beginning […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So'on Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com

Winter Solstice Celebration (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Celebrate the winter solstice with your sangha friends. After a 35 minute meditation and service, we will gather to entertain each other on this long winter night with instruments, song, favorite poetry new and old,  stories and skits.  Bring your creativity and share your hidden talents. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008.151977

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Join us for two periods of zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), or just the first or second second meditation periods, as your schedule allows. 6:00 am  - Zazen (sitting meditation) 6:30 am -  Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 am -  Zazen 7:10 am -  Morning Service Please arrive a few minutes before the beginning […]