A Dramatic Reading of the Holy Teaching of Vimalakīrti

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA, United States

This beloved text, unique among Buddhist Scriptures, contains the quintessence of Mahayana doctrines, taught with vivid imagery, dramatic encounters and sly humor.  Members of the Thursday morning study group  recently completed a study of this text and, together other cast members,  present a dramatic reading of excepts from the Vimalakīrti Sutra, slightly adapted. Our Monday […]

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

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 […]

Way-Seeking Mind Talk with Malia McCarthy (Speaker in person)

Each of us has come to Zen practice as a seeker, with a spirit of inquiry, from diverse backgrounds. The idea of our way-seeking mind talks is for members to share how it is they came to practice. Each person tells his or her own story in a unique way that often blends autobiography, spiritual […]

Dharma Talk by Shōku Kathy Early (Speaker on Zoom)

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 […]