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  • We're pleased to announce that the Everyday Zen talks are now available as podcasts. To subscribe and receive the talks automatically on your computer or mobile device, please go to the Teachings page and follow the link. 

  • The 2015 Dharma Seminar will continue to meet on Wednesday mights, as usual.

  • Norman's book length poem, "escape this crazy life of tears: japan 2010" is out from Tinfish Press (Hawaii), and available for purchase online. It's a poetic diary, with photos, of a pilgrimage to Japan taken by senior priests and teachers of the Everyday Zen sangha in 2010.


Lankavatara Sutra 2 - Chris Fortin

Chris Fortin gives the second talk on the Lankavatara Sutra to the Dharma Seminar. This series is based on Red Pine's 2012 edition of the The Lankavatara Sutra.

Transformation Of Consciousness - Talk 2 Loon Lake 2012 Sesshin

Norman gives his second talk on Transformations of Consciousness to the Loon Lake 2012 Sesshin. Please note the first talk on Identity did not record due to technical difficulty.


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3. Emotions

Everyday Zen Though Buddhist psychology has a lot to say about emotions, both positive emotions (like compassion, loving kindness, acceptance, joy) and neg…

13. Ritual

Everyday Zen Although a reader might get the impression from Zen literature that Zen denigrates ritual, in fact ritual is very important for the practice o…

5. Buddhist Psychology

Everyday Zen Buddhism is, to a large extent, a psychology. Traditional Buddhist thought draws a map of the mind that includes normative human mental states…

15. Contemporary Scholarship

Everyday Zen While Zoketsu does not lecture on scholarly matters, his teaching and thinking about Zen are much informed by contemporary scholarship, and he…

7. Mahayana Sutras

Everyday Zen In this topic we consider those Mahayana Sutras not included under Topic 9, Emptiness Teachings. If early Buddhism was psychologically oriente…

9. Pali Canon

Everyday Zen The Buddha lived and taught in an oral culture, his teachings determined by those he was addressing. The Pali Canon, originating in the first …

11. Zen Koans

Everyday Zen Zen literature is unique. It consists, in the main, not of talks or textual homilies but of encounter dialogs between Zen adepts challenging o…

12. Dogen Studies

Everyday Zen Eihei Dōgen Zenji (道元禅師; 1200 - 1253) was a pivotal figure in the history of Japanese Zen and is credited as the founder of the Soto school. A…

4. Women in Buddhism

Everyday Zen It is possible to spend many years as a student of Zen or Buddhism without encountering much of the history or teachings of Buddhist women. No…

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Upcoming Events

Jan 28
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 - Sue Moon on "What IS death, anyway? Buddhist perspectives on mortality"
Jan 30
Residential retreat at Spirit Rock with Norman and Mary Grace Orr
Feb 04
Study group. on Jizo boshisattva: earth womb bodhisattva and Guardian of Voyagers and children 'bodhisattvas are us, saving all beings everyday' is to explore our everyday creative bodhisattva-ness through different bodhisattvas archetypes. creativity and everyday is an important part of the focus.

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 - Topic: Prajna Paramita Sutra in 8,000 Lines (Norman absent 2/18, substitute TBD)
Feb 08
One Day Retreat for Returning Veterans with Chris Fortin and Wendy Johnson
Feb 11
Discussion group for Zen practitioners who are interested also in Christian, Jewish or Muslim practice. All are welcome!

Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 - Topic: Prajna Paramita Sutra in 8,000 Lines (Norman absent 2/18, substitute TBD)
Feb 15
Ceremony for Children Who Have Died
Feb 18
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 - Topic: Prajna Paramita Sutra in 8,000 Lines (Norman absent 2/18, substitute TBD)

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