Dharma Rain - Affiliated Groups
Affiliated and Related Groups
Bright Way Zen
Bright Way Zen (formerly Westside Zen) meets in the Cedar Mill area on Tuesday
evenings 7-9pm and is led by Domyo Burk and Lisa So’on Mann. It is
conveniently located for people in Washington County.
our web page www.brightwayzen.org,
for a schedule, directions and more.
Empty Field Farm Zendo and Zen West
Retreats and seasonal weekly meditation are
held at the Empty Field Zendo, a rustic retreat located on a small organic
farm in Oregon’s coast range. Zen West is an affiliated group that meets
on Thursday evenings in Eugene. It offers an intimate setting for lay practitioners
exploring the wisdom of the Zen tradition within a Western awareness of psychology
and social responsibility. Contact Seido for more information:
Hood River Meetings
River sitting group meets
on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for meditation, with a monk from Portland visiting
once a month. See their website for
more information, or contact the Center.
Valley Zen Circle
Zen Circle is open to the public every week on Thursday
evenings in the spacious lower level of Christ’s Church, 412 Clay
Street in Monmouth, Oregon. See their web
site for more information.
Pendleton sitting group meets weekly, Monday evenings, 7-9 offering two periods
of sitting meditation, walking meditation, tea and talk. Beginners encouraged,
please call for first visit instructions.
Contact: Joseph Mugaku Engum 541-276-0038 or [sammie at wtechlink.us]
Sandy Meditation and Discussion Group:
Wednesdays, Mt. Hood Hospice Office, 39641 Scenic Street, Sandy. Please
come to the west entrance. 5:30pm Meditation
hall open. You are welcome to come and sit. 6:30-7pm sitting meditation
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Contact Emilie Teiko Cartoun at [ecartoun at gmail.com] or
7-8pm Tea, reading and discussion.
Dharma Rain conducts an active
prison program in several
locations, listed below.
Oregon State Penitentiary
This group meets every first and
third Tuesday evening with the OSP sangha. The evening includes zazen
and a short service followed by class and discussion. Getsushin, Gyoshi,
and Chisho regularly go in to OSP. On fifth Tuesdays, Getsushin meets
with men who request personal meetings.
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Medium: Friday evenings 7-9pm. Includes zazen, class
and discussion, and check-in. Currently facilitated by Genko,
with Getsushin, Deborah Gant, and Jungyo assisting.
Minimum: 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays 7-9pm. Includes
check-in, zazen, class and discussion, and
a brief closing service. Currently facilitated by Genko, with assistance
from Deborah Gant and Jungyo.
1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings. Zazen
and study. Dochin has recently resurrected this group,
and could use some help.
Eastern Oregon Correctional Facility
Mugaku facilitates a group in this facility every Sunday
Two Rivers Correctional Facility
Mugaku meets with this sangha every Wednesday evening
Columbia River Correctional Institution
This group is meeting the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of the month. Genko
leads this group, with Daicho, Guy Berliner, and
Zen Community of Oregon
Zen Community of Oregon formerly operated a regular city
of Wisdom Zen Temple) at the Portland Dharma Center (DRZC’s
Zendo), and now has its own space at 6401 NE 10th Avenue
in Portland. Zen Community of Oregon also operates Great
Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie. The monastery offers monthly sesshins
as well as weekend retreats
The Eugene Zendo, Butsugenji, has its own newsletter. Please contact the
Eugene Zendo’s resident priest, Ejo McMullen, for information: 541-302-4576
their website at www.eugenezendo.org.
The Eugene Zendo is located at 2190 Garfield Street in Eugene.