Calendar

Half-day Sitting, led by So-On Jim Hare (in-person at the Dharma Center)

The schedule for this retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, and a short Dharma talk by Valley Streams Zen Sangha practice leader, So-On Jim Hare. Please bring a bag lunch if you would like to join us for a social lunch after the formal program. If this is your first time practicing with us or […]

Awakening Bodhi Mind – A One-day Zen Retreat, led by So-On Jim Hare

Zen master Dogen speaks of "raising an aspiration to escalade the very sky." What is the place for such audacity in our practice?   Many of us begin Zen practice with the hope that it will relieve the pain and grief we feel much of the time. Later, we learn that relieving suffering is just […]

Awakening Bodhi Mind – A One-day Zen Retreat, led by So-On Jim Hare

Zen master Dogen speaks of "raising an aspiration to escalade the very sky." What is the place for such audacity in our practice?   Many of us begin Zen practice with the hope that it will relieve the pain and grief we feel much of the time. Later, we learn that relieving suffering is just […]

Awakening Bodhi Mind – A One-day Zen Retreat, led by So-On Jim Hare

Zen master Dogen speaks of "raising an aspiration to escalade the very sky." What is the place for such audacity in our practice?   Many of us begin Zen practice with the hope that it will relieve the pain and grief we feel much of the time. Later, we learn that relieving suffering is just […]

Yogacara: a One-day Virtual Retreat, led by Rev. Ben Connelly

Yogacara: Integrating Personal and Social Healing and Liberation (online retreat) How can we heal ourselves and our communities? How does our personal conduct, wellness, suffering, and trauma, relate to interpersonal and transpersonal systems? How can we give our lives to universal liberation without sacrificing our own well-being? These are the questions at the heart of […]

Yogacara: a One-day Virtual Retreat, led by Rev. Ben Connelly

Yogacara: Integrating Personal and Social Healing and Liberation (online retreat) How can we heal ourselves and our communities? How does our personal conduct, wellness, suffering, and trauma, relate to interpersonal and transpersonal systems? How can we give our lives to universal liberation without sacrificing our own well-being? These are the questions at the heart of […]

Yogacara: a One-day Virtual Retreat, led by Rev. Ben Connelly

Yogacara: Integrating Personal and Social Healing and Liberation (online retreat) How can we heal ourselves and our communities? How does our personal conduct, wellness, suffering, and trauma, relate to interpersonal and transpersonal systems? How can we give our lives to universal liberation without sacrificing our own well-being? These are the questions at the heart of […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, led by So-On Jim Hare (in person and online)

Welcome and orientation to Rohatsu Sesshin, Nov. 28 - Dec. 5, 2021 This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This sesshin will be a […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, morning program (online)

Morning Rohatsu schedule, Monday - Wednesday. 6:00   Zazen 6:30   Kinhin 6:40   Zazen 7:10   Service Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule     Register on Eventbrite.com This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and for […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, morning program (online)

Morning Rohatsu schedule, Monday - Wednesday. 6:00   Zazen 6:30   Kinhin 6:40   Zazen 7:10   Service Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule     Register on Eventbrite.com This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and for […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, evening program (online)

Evening Rohatsu schedule, Tuesday - Thursday, 5 pm - 8:45 pm. 5:00   Zazen 5:30   Service Break/Dinner 7:30   Zazen 8:00   Kinhin 8:10   Zazen 8:40   Refuges Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time […]

Rohatsu Sesshin, morning program (online)

Morning Rohatsu schedule, Monday - Wednesday. 6:00   Zazen 6:30   Kinhin 6:40   Zazen 7:10   Service Full Rohatsu Sesshin Schedule     Register on Eventbrite.com This traditional week of intensified practice celebrates the enlightenment of our original teacher in India, Shakyamuni Buddha. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and for […]