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Half-day Silent Retreat Led by Rev. So’on Jim Hare (In Person)

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

This will be a silent meditation retreat (no Dharma talk). It is offered to simply to rest in samadhi (aka zazen), allowing silence and stillness to offer their blessings. The schedule will alternate six half-hour periods of sitting and walking meditation, with a short break mid-morning. We'll have an optional social lunch following the retreat. […]

Dharma Talk by Rev. Myō Lahey (Speaker on Zoom)

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

Rev. Myō  Lahey is Abbot at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco and Valley Streams' guiding teacher. He previously served as the monastic Prior (Tantō) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.  Rev. Lahey is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Raised in an observant Roman Catholic home, Myō was drawn to religion and spirituality at […]

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

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

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, United States

The Zen Study Group meets at the Sacramento 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, United States

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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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

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

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, United States

The Zen Study Group meets at the Sacramento 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

Talk on “Climate change and the Dharma” by Oscar Balaguer and Diana Cassady (Speaker in Person)

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

How do we think about something so big and inexorable as climate change? How should we live with that in the background of our lives? How do we face and practice with it? Oscar Balaguer and Diana Cassady will explore these big questions in their Dharma talk. Senior student and longtime member of Valley Streams […]

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Morning Zazen and Service (Hybrid)

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

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, United States

The Zen Study Group meets at the Sacramento 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

Full Moon Ceremony (Hybrid)

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

The Full Moon Ceremony acknowledges the karma created by our intentional actions, and reminds us to renew our commitment to the ethical conduct expressed as the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. These are guiding principles for our daily conduct in the world. This ceremony is rooted in a ritual from pre-Buddhist India. To prepare for the ceremony […]