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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

November 2020

Rohatsu Sesshin (online), led by So-On Jim Hare

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Welcome and orientation for Rohatsu Sesshin offered via Zoom. Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (morning schedule)

November 30 @ 6:00 am - 7:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Dharma Talk by So-On Jim Hare

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

So-On Jim Hare  serves as head of practice. He lived in the San Francisco Zen Center community from 1980 to 1984, and was lay ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1985. He served as Head Student at Green Gulch Farm during the spring 2002 practice period. He was priest ordained by Myo Lahey in 2016.   During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. We will continue to monitor local health advisories regarding group meetings.…

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December 2020

Rohatsu Sesshin (morning schedule)

December 1 @ 6:00 am - 7:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (online) evening schedule

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (morning schedule)

December 2 @ 6:00 am - 7:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (online) evening schedule

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (morning schedule)

December 3 @ 6:00 am - 7:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

December 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 12/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. 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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Rohatsu Sesshin (modified evening schedule)

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (morning schedule)

December 4 @ 6:00 am - 7:15 am
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (online) evening schedule

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until 12/04/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. This Rohatsu will be on Zoom and will have a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting only the morning and evening periods, Sunday, Nov. 29 - Friday Dec. 4.  On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will offer a full day sitting. We'll close out the week on Sunday, Dec. 6, with…

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Rohatsu Sesshin, One-day Sitting (online)

December 5 @ 6:00 am - 8:45 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Rohatsu sesshin is a time for bringing light into the dark time of the year and celebrating Buddha’s awakening, which is our awakening too. Our Rohatsu is on Zoom this year and has a very different format.  It will last a full week, but we’ll be sitting just the morning and evening periods, Sunday through Friday.  On Saturday, December 5 we’ll have a full day sitting, and we’ll close out the week with Sunday morning zazen, Dharma talk and ceremony.…

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Rohatsu Sesshin (online) – Closing

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Last day of sesshin with morning zazen, a Dharma talk, and closing ceremony. (via Zoom)

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Practice Circle, led by Pavaritti Doralee Grindler Katohna (ONLINE)

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 12/28/2020

ONLINE MEETING CA United States

The Three Treasures are the foundation of the Practice Circle: (1) the Oneness of Buddha, (2) the Diversity of Dharma, (3) the Harmony of Sangha. The circle itself is a container for being in the present, manifesting just as we are in the truth of the moment.     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…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

December 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 12/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. 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

December 14 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
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 So-On Jim Hare (ONLINE)

December 14 @ 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.   During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will meet online using Zoom video conferencing software. We will continue to monitor local health advisories regarding…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

December 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 12/31/2020

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. 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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Winter Solstice Celebration (ONLINE)

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

Welcome the new year by celebrating the treasure of sangha with your sangha friends - albeit virtually this year!  This will be an evening of sharing poetry, stories, or music and (if you want to) creating your own special altar at home. ~Watch for details coming to your inbox. 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…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

December 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 12/31/2020

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

During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. 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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Retreat Night (ONLINE)

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE MEETING CA United States

On Retreat Night we offer an opportunity to settle into your meditation practice with three 25-minute periods of zazen, interspersed with walking meditation (called kinhin). Turning the light inward we explore the causes of suffering and what can end it. This invitation is extended to everyone. 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…

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Study Group (ONLINE)

December 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 12/31/2020

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

During this time of separation, please join us online for our ongoing study of ancient and contemporary texts. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from Mahayana Buddhism & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. 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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