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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

October 2021

Annual Sangha Meeting – on ZOOM

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

It's a virtual event! Bring your coffee or tea and a pastry and spend a relaxed Sunday morning catching up with Sangha friends, hearing the latest news from VSZS Board members, meeting our two new Board members, adventuring into an ice-breaker game, and sharing ideas! President Doralee will review events of the past year, and Treasurer Larry Smith will present the Sangha’s financial report. We will assemble in our Zoom cubicles and in breakout rooms to more easily talk about what has…

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Dharma Talk by Lama Rod Owens (online video)

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Love and Rage - The Path of Liberation Through Anger - Lama Rod Owens interviewed by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz : an online video. All of us have many reasons to be angry and even enraged in this fractured world we are living in. Come listen to Lama Owens and participate in a discussion about how we practice with “negative” emotions as an aspect of seeking social justice and healing for all beings. Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, African American gay…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

October 28 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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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 (in-person & online)

October 28 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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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

Sejiki Ceremony (in-person & online)

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Sejiki, or food-offering, ceremony is an opportunity to call forth the spirits of those who have passed this way before, offering them solace and acknowledging our ongoing connection to them. If you would like the name of a loved one who has died during the past year, recited in the ceremony, please send the full name of that person (and pronunciation) to info@valleystreamszen.org.  All are welcome. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

November 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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 (in-person & online)

November 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Yogacara: a One-day Virtual Retreat, led by Rev. Ben Connelly

November 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Yogacara: Integrating Personal and Social Healing and Liberation (online retreat) How can we heal ourselves and our communities? How does our personal conduct, wellness, suffering, and trauma, relate to interpersonal and transpersonal systems? How can we give our lives to universal liberation without sacrificing our own well-being? These are the questions at the heart of Yogacara Buddhism, which brings Early Buddhist and Mahayana practice into an integrated approach to joyful, compassionate, altruistic living. This retreat will focus on the practices…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

November 8 @ 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. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 Rev. Myo Lahey in 2016.   Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

November 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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 (in-person & online)

November 11 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Jukai Ceremony

November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The ceremony of Jukai consists in receiving the precepts of the Bodhisattva and, by doing so, takes refuge in the three treasures: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.

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

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Rev. Myo Lahey is Abbot at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco and our guiding teacher. He has previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Rev. Myo will join us in person at the Sacramento Dharma Center.   *Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977 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…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

November 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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 (in-person & online)

November 18 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Dharma Talk by Rev. Laurie Senauke (in-person & on Zoom)

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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  *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977 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 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.

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

November 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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 (in-person & online)

November 25 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Monday Evening Zazen and Program (in-person & online)

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12/27/2021

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

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December 2021

Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 2 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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 (in-person & online)

December 2 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Monday Evening Zazen and Program (in-person & online)

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12/27/2021

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

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 9 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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

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 (in-person & online)

December 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Introduction to Zen Meditation

December 13 @ 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. Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

Find out more »

Monday Evening Zazen and Program (in-person & online)

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12/27/2021

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

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 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.

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 16 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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 (in-person & online)

December 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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Monday Evening Zazen and Program (in-person & online)

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12/27/2021

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

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 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.

Find out more »

Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 23 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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

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 (in-person & online)

December 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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)

December 23 @ 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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Monday Evening Zazen and Program (in-person & online)

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12/27/2021

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

Find out more »

Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 30 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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

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 (in-person & online)

December 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 08/26/2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/30/2021

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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