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Jukai Ceremony (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

The ceremony of Jukai consists in receiving the precepts of the Bodhisattva and, by doing so, takes refuge in the three treasures: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.  It is the ceremony for lay ordination. Preceptor Rev. Myo Lahey, together with So'on Jim Hare, will convey the precepts to sangha members Brendan O'Brien and Tony Wallin-Sato.  A […]

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Introduction to Zen Meditation (in person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

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. * Meets in the Library at the Sacramento Dharma […]

Way-Seeking Mind Talk with Tony Wallin-Sato (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Each of us has come to Zen practice as a seeker, with a spirit of inquiry, from diverse backgrounds. The idea of our way-seeking mind talks is for members to share how it is they came to practice. Each person tells his or her own story in a unique way that often blends autobiography, spiritual […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

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. To join the Thursay morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com To offer dana to support […]

Way-Seeking Mind Talk with Dave Jarrell (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Each of us has come to Zen practice as a seeker, with a spirit of inquiry, from diverse backgrounds. The idea of our way-seeking mind talks is for members to share how it is they came to practice. Each person tells his or her own story in a unique way that often blends autobiography, spiritual […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

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. To join the Thursay morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com To offer dana to support […]

Annual Meeting Celebrating 20 Years of Valley Streams Zen Sangha (In-person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Valley Streams Zen Sangha celebrates 20 years offering the practice of Soto Zen in Sacramento.  Join sangha members, their families and children and other guests to enjoy an in-person potluck brunch.  The Board will report on the state of the sangha and introduce the 2022-23 Board of Directors. To volunteer to bring a dish to […]

Dharma Talk by Meikyo Bob Rosenbaum (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, PhD, received lay entrustment in Soto Zen from Sojun Mel Weitsman.  He is also authorized as a senior teacher of the Taoist practice of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong in the lineage of Yang Meijun by Master Hui Liu.  In addition, he has received denkai  in Ordinary Mind Zen from Karen Terzano. Bob teaches […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

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. To join the Thursay morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com To offer dana to support […]

Sejiki Ceremony (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

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 […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

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. To join the Thursay morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com To offer dana to support […]

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First Saturday Sitting Retreat (In-Person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Our one-day and half-day sittings are held on the first Saturday of every month. They include sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a usually a dharma talk and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Sign up for VSZS Weekly News to learn the latest on program details.