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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, led by Sarah O’Gara (Hybrid speaker in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Photo: Ralph Abernathy (L), James Forman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Rev S. L. Douglas, and John Lewis during a protest march to the courthouse on March 17, 1965. Sarah O'Gara shares how she became a racist; learning these habits of mind from her family and the white supremacist culture into which she was born.  […]

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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 meets at the Dharma Center AND on Zoom. 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

Practice Talk by Shuji Cody Miller (Hybrid speaker in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Shuji Cody Miller began practice in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco Zen Center in 2015. He was lay ordained in 2016 through Anshin Rosalie Curtis and began practicing with the Valley Streams Zen Sangha in 2020. When not working at the clinic as a Doctor of Chiropractic, he loves […]

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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 meets at the Dharma Center AND on Zoom. 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

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Family Sangha (In person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Family Sangha - Last Sunday of the Month 10:00am - 12:00 pm One of the many dilemmas that parents face is how to hand down their spiritual values and practice to their children. We are fortunate that the Sacramento Dharma Center is now hosting a Family Sangha! Meeting on the last Sunday of the month […]

Dharma Talk by Rev. Taiga Ito (Speaker In-person)

Our guest, Rev. Taiga Ito, trained at Daihonzan Sojiji, one of the head monasteries of Soto Shu (Soto Zen in Japan). In 2016, Taiga Ito became Kokusaifukyoshi (international teacher of Soto Shu). He served as secretary of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center between 2016 and 2018, and has served as its Assistant Director since 2019. Our Monday […]

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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 meets at the Dharma Center AND on Zoom. 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

Hidden in the Moonlight: One-day sitting, led by Rev. So’on Jim Hare (In person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

"Hiding a heron in the moonlight" is a line from the Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, a Zen poem written in 9th century China. The phrase (and the whole poem) describes the activity of a person practicing the Buddha Way, merging the particular and the universal. This is the everyday and consequential affair of […]

Full Moon Ceremony (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

This ceremony is an affirmation of the vow to live for the benefit of all beings. In the Zen tradition we associate the full moon with the ideal of awakening. All are welcome. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced […]