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Dharma Cloud Lineage Day

April 25, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Annual Precept Study Classes 2021: 11-Class Series
Sangha Picnic


Note: This event is happening concurrently (at the same time as) Bright Way’s usual Sunday Program, so you need to decide which event to attend.

Our Bright Way Zen lineage comes through Dharma Rain Zen Center – particularly through my teachers, Kyogen and Gyokuko Carlson, and their teacher, Roshi Jiyu Kennett. (Click here to learn more.) We have named this the “Dharma Cloud Lineage” (Gyokuko, Kyogen, and Roshi Kennett all had the family Dharma name “Houn” or “cloud.”)

Once a year, groups in the Dharma Cloud lineage (including our friends from Wy’East Zen Center in Sandy and their teachers Shintai and Jyoshin, and our friends from Zen West/Empty Field Zendo in Eugene and their teacher Seido) gather at Dharma Rain Zen Center in north Portland to maintain connections and give people a sense of our shared lineage.

This year’s Dharma Cloud Day will be mostly online (although you can register to attend in person if you’re interested). I strongly encourage you to attend! Unfortunately, this event will happen concurrently with our usual Bright Way Zen Sunday program, so you have to choose one or the other. No registration is necessary.

8:30am – Zazen
9-9:10 – Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
9:10 – Zazen
9:40am – Founder’s Service (chanting) for Dharma Cloud lineage founders Roshi Kennett and her teacher, Keido Chisan
10am – Welcome and personal introductions in breakout groups
10:20am – Choose-your-own-adventure Dharma Discussion: There will be 4 or 5 topics, each occurring in a different breakout room, choose which one to attend
11:20am – Meet back for closing and dedication

Here’s the event page for Dharma Rain’s Sunday zazen and service, which will happen first:

Here’s the event page for the Dharma Cloud Day, which will be on the same Zoom and starts at 10am:

Click here for the ZOOM link to participate.


Annual Precept Study Classes 2021: 11-Class Series
Sangha Picnic


April 25, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Domyo Burk


Bright Way Zen
12020 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225 United States
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