Daoren - Dharma Rain Zen Center
The Daoren Circle
of Dharma Rain Zen Center
Zazen: Morning or evening 3 times a week
- Begin and end each day with a simple ritual.
- Begin each meal with the Five Thoughts.
A period of simple labor, beginning with a dedication, done as silently
as practical, at least 3x weekly.
Service to Sangha
At least 4 hours every month in whatever capacity is needed. This might
include a communal responsibility such as maintaining the temple library.
At least 10 days every year of a communal schedule focusing on silence
Monthly E-Mail Check-in
Monthly communication among Daoren members fostering accountability to
vows and common forms.
Daoren Circle Meetings
Several times yearly face-to-face to foster support and enthusiasm for
practice, and an exchange of views.
Meeting with a Teacher
Ongoing spiritual relationship with a Dharma Rain Teacher.
Daoren may choose personal vows for a short period such as:
- Practice with the Body
- Creative Activities
- Working in the Community
- Family Relationships
- Zendo Role
- Part-time temple residency
- Dharma Study