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Hidden in the Moonlight: One-day sitting, led by Rev. So’on Jim Hare (In person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

"Hiding a heron in the moonlight" is a line from the Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, a Zen poem written in 9th century China. The phrase (and the whole poem) describes the activity of a person practicing the Buddha Way, merging the particular and the universal. This is the everyday and consequential affair of […]

Full Moon Ceremony (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

This ceremony is an affirmation of the vow to live for the benefit of all beings. In the Zen tradition we associate the full moon with the ideal of awakening. All are welcome. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced […]

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Join us for two periods of zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), or just the first or second second meditation periods, as your schedule allows. 6:00 am  - Zazen (sitting meditation) 6:30 am -  Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 am -  Zazen 7:10 am -  Morning Service Please arrive a few minutes before the beginning […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

The Zen Study Group meets at the Dharma Center AND on Zoom. 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 Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com

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Anti-Racism in our Everyday Lives: Reflections and Conversation (Online)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

This monthly group, sponsored by Valley Streams, is a continuation of  a White Supremacy, White Privilege and the Dharma study group. We meet monthly the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:00pm. Download syllabus here:  White Privilege and the Dharma We share the intention as bodhisattvas to learn how to live an anti-racist way of […]

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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. Following the instruction the Valley Streams Zen sangha meets […]

Dharma Talk by Shōku Kathy Early (Speaker on Zoom)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Guest teacher Shōku Kathy Early came to zen practice in 1994 through classes with Tenshin Reb Anderson at the Yoga Room in Berkeley while working as a semiconductor engineer in Silicon Valley.  She then practiced for several years with Keido Les Kaye at Kannon Do Zen Center in Mountain View, after which she trained at San […]

Be Here Be Now: A Zen Approach to Mindfulness – a 6 class series taught by Cody Miller (In person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Explore the art of giving kind attention to the unfolding present moment in this Zen-inspired introductory six session series on mindfulness.  The class meets on 6 consecutive Tuesdays,  February 14 - March 21, 7-9 pm. The course includes a half-day sit on Saturday, March 18, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Course Description Join us for […]

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Join us for two periods of zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), or just the first or second second meditation periods, as your schedule allows. 6:00 am  - Zazen (sitting meditation) 6:30 am -  Kinhin (walking meditation) 6:40 am -  Zazen 7:10 am -  Morning Service Please arrive a few minutes before the beginning […]

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Study Group (Hybrid)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

The Zen Study Group meets at the Dharma Center AND on Zoom. 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 Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com

Dharma Talk by Rev. So’on Jim Hare (Speaker In-person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Rev. 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, and was priest ordained by Rev. Myo Lahey […]

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Be Here Be Now: A Zen Approach to Mindfulness taught by Cody Miller (In person)

Sacramento Dharma Center 3111 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA

Registration for this class is closed.  Contact the instructor at codymillermbsr@gmail.com  to inquire about late registration. Explore the art of giving kind attention to the unfolding present moment in this Zen-inspired introductory six-session series on mindfulness.  The class meets  6 consecutive Tuesdays, February 14 - March 21, 7-9 pm.  The course includes a half-day sit on […]