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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

March 2021

Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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Morning Zazen & Service

March 4 @ 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)

March 4 @ 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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One-day Sitting with by Kokyo Henkel (Online)

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rev. Kokyo Henkel will offer a teaching on Buddha Nature with inspiration from the Book of Serenity, Case 93: Luzu's Not Meeting Luzu asked Nanquan, " 'People don't recognize the wish-fulfilling jewel which is intimately obtained from the tathagata-garbha (heart/womb of buddha)'. What is the garbha?"  Nanquan said, "It is that in me which comes and goes with you." Luzu said, "What about that which doesn’t come and go?" Nanquan said, "It's also the garbha." Luzu said, "What is the jewel?"…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation – ONLINE

March 8 @ 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 Dr. Grace Dammann

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

Dr. Grace Dammann, a physician who was honored by the Dalai Lama for her extraordinary work with AIDS patients, was a resident of Green Gulch Farm for many decades. Her life was changed when she experienced a head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge. After 48 days in a coma, Grace miraculously awoke. Once the thrill and euphoria of survival had passed, the hard, painful work of rehabilitation and caregiving began for Grace and her caregivers. Today, Grace runs the…

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Morning Zazen & Service

March 11 @ 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)

March 11 @ 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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Practice Talk by Sho Kan Clement Spring

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Clement Spring serves as Head Doan for the sangha. Clem is studying to be a priest with Kyosho Valorie Beer. 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 soon as it is safe to do so. Meeting ID for Monday Evenings is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977 Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you Wait for the host to start the meeting…

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Morning Zazen & Service

March 18 @ 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)

March 18 @ 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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Dharma Talk by So On Jim Hare

March 22 @ 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 the meeting by computer: Sign Up for Weekly Emails to receive each Meeting ID and Password. Prior to the meeting, download…

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Morning Zazen & Service

March 25 @ 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)

March 25 @ 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

March 25 @ 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 • First Meeting: Thursday, February 25, at 4:30-6:00 p.m. This month's book: Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin.    

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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

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April 2021

Morning Zazen & Service

April 1 @ 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)

April 1 @ 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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One-day or Half-day Sitting

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 06/05/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our one-day and half-day sittings are held on the first Saturday of every month.  Details TBA. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. We will continue to monitor local health advisories regarding group meetings. We of course hope to be able to resume our in-person programs as soon as it is safe to do so. *To join a meeting by computer, you must install Zoom software: Sign Up for Weekly Emails to receive each Meeting ID and…

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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

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Morning Zazen & Service

April 8 @ 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)

April 8 @ 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

April 12 @ 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…

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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

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Morning Zazen & Service

April 15 @ 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)

April 15 @ 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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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

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Morning Zazen & Service

April 22 @ 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)

April 22 @ 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

April 22 @ 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 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 • First Meeting: Thursday, February 25, at 4:30-6:00 p.m. This month's book: Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin.    

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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

Find out more »

Morning Zazen & Service

April 29 @ 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)

April 29 @ 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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May 2021

One-day or Half-day Sitting

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 06/05/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our one-day and half-day sittings are held on the first Saturday of every month.  Details TBA. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. We will continue to monitor local health advisories regarding group meetings. We of course hope to be able to resume our in-person programs as soon as it is safe to do so. *To join a meeting by computer, you must install Zoom software: Sign Up for Weekly Emails to receive each Meeting ID and…

Find out more »

Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

Find out more »

Morning Zazen & Service

May 6 @ 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)

May 6 @ 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

May 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 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 »

Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

Find out more »

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
|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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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

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Morning Zazen & Service

May 20 @ 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)

May 20 @ 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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Monday Night Zazen, Service and Program

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 05/24/2021

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. *To join by computer, Download the free Zoom…

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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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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 • First Meeting: Thursday, February 25, at 4:30-6:00 p.m. This month's book: Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin.    

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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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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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One-day or Half-day Sitting

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 06/05/2021

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Our one-day and half-day sittings are held on the first Saturday of every month.  Details TBA. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. We will continue to monitor local health advisories regarding group meetings. We of course hope to be able to resume our in-person programs as soon as it is safe to do so. *To join a meeting by computer, you must install Zoom software: Sign Up for Weekly Emails to receive each Meeting ID 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
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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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Introduction to Zen Meditation – ONLINE

June 14 @ 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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Morning Zazen & Service

June 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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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
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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

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 • First Meeting: Thursday, February 25, at 4:30-6:00 p.m. This month's book: Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin.    

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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 • First Meeting: Thursday, February 25, at 4:30-6:00 p.m. This month's book: Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin.    

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