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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

May 2021

Introduction to Zen Meditation – ONLINE

May 10 @ 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 06/14/2021

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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Dharma Talk by Ryuko Laura Burgees

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Ryuko Laura Burges, a lay entrusted Buddhist teacher in the Soto Zen tradition, lectures and leads retreats at different practice centers in Northern California. A teacher of children for 30 years, she trains other teachers to bring mindfulness practice into the elementary classroom. Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery program at San Francisco Zen Center. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. We of course hope to be able to resume our in-person programs as…

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Morning Zazen & Service

May 13 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Way-Seeking Mind Talk by Shalama Yahchove

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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 meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we meet online…

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Morning Zazen & Service

May 20 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB) Meeting ID for Monday Evenings is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977 As you wait for the host…

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Morning Zazen & Service

May 27 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Book Club

May 27 @ 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 07/22/2021

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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June 2021

Morning Zazen & Service

June 3 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: a Sitting & Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs (online)

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

This workshop will be dedicated to writing practices that honor the Buddhist path.  We will practice techniques that illustrate the overlap between mindfulness training and expressive writing. Using material from the Abhidharma, Mahayana sutras and writings of Eihei Dogen, we will demonstrate how personal writing can enrich our study of the dharma and provide a space where teachings can come to life in our creativity. Beth Jacobs is a writer, transmitted lay teacher in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage, and…

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Morning Zazen & Service

June 10 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation – ONLINE

June 14 @ 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 06/14/2021

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…

Find out more »

Morning Zazen & Service

June 17 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Morning Zazen & Service

June 24 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

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   

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Study Group (ONLINE)

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 06/24/2021

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

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. The group is currently reading The Mountains and Waters Sutra: a Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Sansuikyo by Shohaku Okumura. 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)  As…

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Book Club

June 24 @ 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 07/22/2021

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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July 2021

Book Club

July 22 @ 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 07/22/2021

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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