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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

August 2021

Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

August 5 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (Sacramento Dharma Center AND online)

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. The group is currently reading The Evolution of the Precepts, by Konin Charlie Pokorny of Stone Creek Zen Center. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)…

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Half-day Zazenkai, led by So-On Jim Hare (in-person)

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Zazenkai is a silent meditation retreat that doesn't feature a Dharma talk. It is simply to go deeply into the practice of zazen; allowing silence and stillness to offer their blessings. The schedule will alternate six half-hour periods of sitting and walking meditation, with a short silent break in mid-morning. 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 your first…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation (in-person at the Dharma Center)

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/13/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  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. These classes are now being held at the Dharma Center only. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey (in-person & online)

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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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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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

August 12 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (Sacramento Dharma Center AND online)

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. The group is currently reading The Evolution of the Precepts, by Konin Charlie Pokorny of Stone Creek Zen Center. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)…

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Dharma Talk by So-On Jim Hare (in-person & online)

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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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. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

August 19 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (Sacramento Dharma Center AND online)

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. The group is currently reading The Evolution of the Precepts, by Konin Charlie Pokorny of Stone Creek Zen Center. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)…

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Way-seeking Mind Talk by Dell Richards (in-person & online)

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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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 biography, and the practice questions that each is engaged with. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

August 26 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (Sacramento Dharma Center AND online)

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 08/26/2021

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

The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. The group is currently reading The Evolution of the Precepts, by Konin Charlie Pokorny of Stone Creek Zen Center. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)…

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Book Club (ONLINE)

August 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 12/23/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our intention with this book club is to continue our inquiry into the relationship between white supremacy, white privilege and the Dharma. We will meet monthly on the fourth Thursday, with a book selected by the group. We will rotate facilitators.  ALL ARE WELCOME. Contact: Doralee Grindler Katonah at grindkaton@icloud.com or Linda Dekker at zendekker@gmail.com

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Practice Circle by Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah (in-person & online)

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah serves as Ino, or head of the meditation hall. She studied in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski in California. She was priest ordained in 2019 by Sojun Diane Martin. Doralee works as a clinical psychologist.  (www.livingforwardwhole.com) Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (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…

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September 2021

Introduction to Zen Meditation (in-person at the Dharma Center)

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/13/2021

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  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. These classes are now being held at the Dharma Center only. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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Book Club (ONLINE)

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 12/23/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our intention with this book club is to continue our inquiry into the relationship between white supremacy, white privilege and the Dharma. We will meet monthly on the fourth Thursday, with a book selected by the group. We will rotate facilitators.  ALL ARE WELCOME. Contact: Doralee Grindler Katonah at grindkaton@icloud.com or Linda Dekker at zendekker@gmail.com

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October 2021

Introduction to Zen Meditation (in-person at the Dharma Center)

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/13/2021

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

On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  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. These classes are now being held at the Dharma Center only. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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Book Club (ONLINE)

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 12/23/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our intention with this book club is to continue our inquiry into the relationship between white supremacy, white privilege and the Dharma. We will meet monthly on the fourth Thursday, with a book selected by the group. We will rotate facilitators.  ALL ARE WELCOME. Contact: Doralee Grindler Katonah at grindkaton@icloud.com or Linda Dekker at zendekker@gmail.com

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November 2021

Introduction to Zen Meditation (in-person at the Dharma Center)

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/13/2021

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

On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  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. These classes are now being held at the Dharma Center only. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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December 2021

Introduction to Zen Meditation (in-person at the Dharma Center)

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/13/2021

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

On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  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. These classes are now being held at the Dharma Center only. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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Book Club (ONLINE)

December 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 12/23/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our intention with this book club is to continue our inquiry into the relationship between white supremacy, white privilege and the Dharma. We will meet monthly on the fourth Thursday, with a book selected by the group. We will rotate facilitators.  ALL ARE WELCOME. Contact: Doralee Grindler Katonah at grindkaton@icloud.com or Linda Dekker at zendekker@gmail.com

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