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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

July 2020

Dharma Talk by Rev. So-On Jim Hare – ONLINE

July 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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. He was priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016. During the pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. To receive the Meeting ID# and password for each meeting, please Sign Up…

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Tuesday Book Group (ONLINE – 7 weeks)

July 7 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 07/28/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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We will discuss the Buddha's teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path as presented by Which That Hanh in his book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching. This book group is ideal for people who want a grounding in or a review of fundamental Buddhist teachings. Please purchase or borrow the book for your study.   Syllabus: Week 1, pages  1-23: 4 Noble Truths Week 2, pages 24-46: 4 Noble Truths (con’t.) Week 3, pages 49-63: Right View…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 07/30/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. On June 11, we begin reading  Minding Mind; a Course in Basic Meditation, translated by Thomas Cleary.  This book presents meditation instructions written by seven Zen teachers associated with lineages in China, Japan and Korea.  Three of these "meditation manuals" were written by teachers who…

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Virtual One-day Sitting, led by So-On Jim Hare

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

The Healing Practice of Still Sitting In this time when our usual freedom of movement continues to be abridged, we can arouse the mind and spirit that is not dependent on movement. Please join us for this gentle day of sitting together virtually, which will include a Dharma talk by Practice Leader So-On Jim Hare. Register on Eventbrite.com  (No charge but donations are appreciated.) *To join the meeting by computer, you must install Zoom software: Sign Up for Weekly Emails…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation – ONLINE

July 13 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 08/10/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  For now, we are offering the instruction online, using using Zoom video conferencing software. 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. If you are not already on our mailing list, please sign up for Weekly Emails to receive the Zoom Meeting…

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Way-Seeking Mind Talk, by Shitoku Rollin Ives

July 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Dharma friend, Shitoku Kishin Rollin Ives will give the talk this evening. Rollin received Jukai (lay precepts) from Steve Weintraub in 2016 at Presidio Hill Zen Center in San Francisco. He began practicing Buddhism in 2001. His Buddhist name is translated as Lion of Devotion - Imperturbable Heart. During the pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. To receive the Meeting ID# and password for each meeting, please Sign Up for our Weekly Emails. *To join the meeting by computer,…

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Tuesday Book Group (ONLINE – 7 weeks)

July 14 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 07/28/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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We will discuss the Buddha's teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path as presented by Which That Hanh in his book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching. This book group is ideal for people who want a grounding in or a review of fundamental Buddhist teachings. Please purchase or borrow the book for your study.   Syllabus: Week 1, pages  1-23: 4 Noble Truths Week 2, pages 24-46: 4 Noble Truths (con’t.) Week 3, pages 49-63: Right View…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 07/30/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. On June 11, we begin reading  Minding Mind; a Course in Basic Meditation, translated by Thomas Cleary.  This book presents meditation instructions written by seven Zen teachers associated with lineages in China, Japan and Korea.  Three of these "meditation manuals" were written by teachers who…

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

July 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rev. Myo Lahey, Abbot of Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco and our guiding teacher, will offer the Dharma talk this evening. Myo has previously served as head of practice (Tanto) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Raised in an observant Roman Catholic home, Myo was drawn to religion and spirituality at an early age and found Zen Buddhism in his teens. He began sitting in 1969 and practiced with many…

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Tuesday Book Group (ONLINE – 7 weeks)

July 21 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 07/28/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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We will discuss the Buddha's teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path as presented by Which That Hanh in his book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching. This book group is ideal for people who want a grounding in or a review of fundamental Buddhist teachings. Please purchase or borrow the book for your study.   Syllabus: Week 1, pages  1-23: 4 Noble Truths Week 2, pages 24-46: 4 Noble Truths (con’t.) Week 3, pages 49-63: Right View…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 07/30/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. On June 11, we begin reading  Minding Mind; a Course in Basic Meditation, translated by Thomas Cleary.  This book presents meditation instructions written by seven Zen teachers associated with lineages in China, Japan and Korea.  Three of these "meditation manuals" were written by teachers who…

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Poetry Night, led by Linda Dekker – ONLINE

July 27 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Sangha member, Linda Dekker, will lead us in an evening of reading and writing poetry.  Linda was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2001 and lived at San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm in 2003-04. She has served on the Board of Directors, as Ino, and on the Practice Committee. She is Office Manager for Sacramento Dharma Center. Her interest in and practice of poetry and writing is long-standing. During the pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video…

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Tuesday Book Group (ONLINE – 7 weeks)

July 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 07/28/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
+ Google Map

We will discuss the Buddha's teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path as presented by Which That Hanh in his book, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching. This book group is ideal for people who want a grounding in or a review of fundamental Buddhist teachings. Please purchase or borrow the book for your study.   Syllabus: Week 1, pages  1-23: 4 Noble Truths Week 2, pages 24-46: 4 Noble Truths (con’t.) Week 3, pages 49-63: Right View…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 07/30/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
+ Google Map

During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. On June 11, we begin reading  Minding Mind; a Course in Basic Meditation, translated by Thomas Cleary.  This book presents meditation instructions written by seven Zen teachers associated with lineages in China, Japan and Korea.  Three of these "meditation manuals" were written by teachers who…

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August 2020

Monday Evening Zazen & Program

August 3 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 08/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Sign up for our Weekly Email to learn if we will meet in person or online using Zoom. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation – ONLINE

August 10 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:45 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 08/10/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  For now, we are offering the instruction online, using using Zoom video conferencing software. 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. If you are not already on our mailing list, please sign up for Weekly Emails to receive the Zoom Meeting…

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Monday Evening Zazen & Program

August 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 08/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Sign up for our Weekly Email to learn if we will meet in person or online using Zoom. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of…

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Monday Evening Zazen & Program

August 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 08/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Sign up for our Weekly Email to learn if we will meet in person or online using Zoom. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of…

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Monday Evening Zazen & Program

August 24 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 08/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Sign up for our Weekly Email to learn if we will meet in person or online using Zoom. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of…

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Monday Evening Zazen & Program

August 31 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 08/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States

Sign up for our Weekly Email to learn if we will meet in person or online using Zoom. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of…

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