Dharma Rain - About the Soto Zen Temple
About Dharma Rain Zen Center
Dharma Rain Zen Center is a Soto Zen temple for lay practice. It is dedicated
to helping people cultivate and realize Zen Buddhism in normal, everyday
American lives. The temple is committed to maintaining an open and accessible
that is, at the same time, conducive to a deep, intimate, and well-balanced
See the FAQ for basic information about Dharma Rain,
or check out the current events listing and calendar.
Our teachers Kyogen and Gyokuko help students realize their own potential in practice. They give classes, do private counseling, point out mistakes, and teach by example.
During most of the year, the Center operates a daily schedule of morning
and evening meditation periods, as well
as offering classes, workshops and residential
practice. The priests are available by appointment for counseling on spiritual
Dharma Rain is nationally known for its Children’s
Programs, especially the Dharma School.
The manual, Sharing the Dharma with
Children explains in depth the history, philosophy, structure, and
curriculum of the school.
While Dharma Rain is primarily a temple for lay practice, several monks reside
here and provide support to the work of the temple. There are also Lay Teachers,
who have been recognized by a teacher as achieving a high level of integrated
Click here to see information about groups in
other areas of Oregon who are affiliated with Dharma Rain Zen Center.
is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. A mandala
of councils and teams, including
an elected board
of directors, keeps the community involved in the running of the temple.
See the document outlining our ethical standards, Zen
Practice In Community:
Precepts and Ethics in Sangha Relationships.
Dharma Rain is in the midst of a capital
campaign. Click here for
more information about Dharma Rain and our current projects.
Make a donation.
Links to other Buddhist organizations and resources.