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Dharma Talk by Shōku Kathy Early (Speaker on Zoom)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Guest teacher Shōku Kathy Early came to zen practice in 1994 through classes with Tenshin Reb Anderson at the Yoga Room in Berkeley while working as a semiconductor engineer in Silicon Valley.  She then practiced for several years with Keido Les Kaye at Kannon Do Zen Center in Mountain View, after which she trained at San […]

Dharma Talk by Rev. So’on Jim Hare (Speaker in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Rev. 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, and was priest ordained by Rev. Myo Lahey […]

Dharma Talk by Hoka Chris Fortin (Speaker on Zoom)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

This evening we welcome guest teacher, Chris Fortin, a Soto Zen teacher who began practicing Buddhism in 1976 while living at the San Francisco Zen Center. After many years of practice she received Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer of Everyday Zen, in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Chris founded Dharma Heart Zen to share the path […]

Dharma Talk by Rev. Myō Lahey (Speaker on Zoom)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Rev. Myō Lahey, Valley Streams' guiding teacher,  joins us online via Zoom from Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco, where he is Abbot.  He previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Our Monday night programs are hybrid beginning  with zazen (sitting meditation) […]

Way-Seeking Mind Talk with Jody Ansell (Speaker in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Jody Ansell started meditating in 2008 with One Drop Rinzai Zen’s Water Moon Sangha. She has been sitting with Valley Streams since 2014. She is retired, a hiking and biking enthusiast,  and a poet.  Jody serves on the Valley Streams Board of Directors. Each of us has come to Zen practice as a seeker, with […]

Dharma Talk with Rev. So’on Jim Hare (Speaker In-person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Rev. 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, and was priest ordained by Rev. Myo Lahey […]

Dharma Talk with Rev. Mary Mocine (Speaker In person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Joining us this evening is Reverend Mary Mocine, abbess of Clear Water Zendo in Vallejo. She was trained at San Francisco and Berkeley Zen Centers, and Tassajara Zen Monastery. She was ordained in 1994 by Sojun Mel Weitsman, former Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center and continuing Abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. Reverend Mocine […]