Coming in 2014: Please attend the 2014 WPI Forum on Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Come To Jerusalem on our upcoming 2014 Peace & Faith Trip.
Contact the WPI about our "2014 Trip To Dharamshala, India, to visit camps and meet with the Dalai Lama."The Tibetan Monks are coming to Portland Oregon in April to build multiple Sand Mandalas.
LUNCHEONS: Tuesday April 22nd noon to 1:30pm
Co-Abbot Kyogen Carlson of the Dharma Rain Zen Center Will Discuss: Buddhism – Earth Day – Their New Zen Center
At: Abu Rasheed Lebanese Restaurant 1921 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97201.
Check our Luncheons page or Events page for more info or Contact Gary Spanovich for information. Gary’s Cell: 503-314-5955, Office Fax: 503-280-8522
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PARKING: A parking garage is at the corner of SW Fifth Avenue & Harrison Street; you can see the location by copying and pasting the map to parking to your browser: http://mapq.st/n6coGt
The restaurant is a block north of the parking garage; restaurant phone is 503-274-4412.
About Our Speaker
Speaker - Co-Abbot Kyogen Carlson
Abbot Kyogen Carlson was ordained by Roshi Jiyu-Kennett in 1972 at Shasta Abbey, where he trained as a monk for five years before receiving full certification as a teacher (Dharma Transmission and inka). He remained at Shasta Abbey another five years to continue training, and to serve as a staff member and personal assistant to Roshi Kennett.
Kyogen has worked to develop community within the sangha through projects like the Term Student programs, in the wider Buddhist community through involvement in both the American Zen Teachers’ Association and the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, serving on the board and as board president of the latter. He has also worked to develop ties in the wider community through dialog groups, most recently with conservative Evangelicals. He is the author of Zen in the American Grain, Station Hill Press, and Zen Roots.
The Dharma Rain Zen Center is a Soto Zen temple for lay practice and was co-founded by Kyogen Carlson. 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 atmosphere that is, at the same time, conducive to a deep, intimate, and well-balanced practice.
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.
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. A mandala of councils and teams, including an elected board of directors, keeps the community involved in the running of the temple. The document, Zen Practice in Community: Precepts and Ethics in Sangha Relationships, outlines our ethical standards.
Dharma Rain is in the midst of a capital campaign, Lotus Blooming, to support its current endeavor to build a new campus in Northeast Portland.
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On-Going WPI Partnerships and What 2014 Will Look Like:
Thanks to the Lewis & Clark Law School; a number of our Spirit of Unity Peace Scholars will be able to hear US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak in March.
We will again partner with the Jubitz Family Foundation for our Nobel Peace Laureate Forum and will invite President and Nobel Peace Laureate Lech Walesa to Portland in 2014.
We will extend an invitation to Malala the young Afghan student who was shot in the face by the Taliban for going to school; she also won the European Union’s top human rights prize.
We will extend an invitation to the Palestinian Ambassador to the US; as well as the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
Gary Alan Spanovich
Wholistic Peace Institute
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