The Peaceful Sea Sangha is led by Edward Espe Brown, a Soto Zen
Edward was ordained in 1971 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who
gave him the Dharma name Jusan Kainei, which means "Longevity Mountain,
Edward has been practicing Zen since 1965 and also
has done extensive vipassana practice, yoga, and chi gung. He leads
regular sitting groups and meditation retreats in Northern
California and offers workshops in the U.S. and internationally on a
variety of subjects, including cooking, handwriting change, and
Mindfulness Touch. Edward is an accomplished chef, who helped found Greens
Restaurant in San Francisco and worked with Deborah Madison in writing The Greens Cookbook. Edward's other books include The Tassajara
Bread Book, Tassajara Cooking, The Tassajara Recipe Book, and
Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings. He also edited
Not Always So, a collection of Suzuki Roshi's lectures. In 2007, Edward
was the subject of a critically acclaimed feature-length
documentary film entitled How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Dörrie.
- Invoking the Presence and Compassion of Our Ancestors. Some thoughts and a ceremony
for inauguration day on the How to Cook Your Life page.
- New Lectures. Talks from a halfday
sitting in Fairfax on November 13 and a full-day sitting at Green
Gulch on November 12 are now available. Please visit the Audio Dharma
page to check
- Mindfulness Touch Class in Fairfax, CA. December 18.
Please see the Calendar page for details.
- Video of Ed Leading Qi Gong. Otherwise known as "Ed Gong" -- filmed in June 2016 at Zen Eisenbuch
in Germany. Now available on the Photos and Video page.
- Calendar Update. Ed will be teaching a Zen and
Qi Gong retreat at Tassajara with Teja Bell from August 23 - 27,
2017. He will be giving a dharma
talk at San Francisco Zen Center on December 31, 2016 as part of the
Saturday program, and at Green Gulch Farm on May 14, 2017 as part of
the Sunday program. Also, 2017 dates for Ed's one-day sittings
at Green Gulch are now posted, as well as dates for Ed's visit to Europe in 2017;
please visit the Calendar
Edward Espe Brown
The Peaceful Sea Sangha is an officially registered California Religious Organization. This means that while it is not
a 501(c)(3) organization, donations to the Peaceful Sea Sangha are considered tax deductible. Donations may be made on-line (through PayPal) or by
mail to Peaceful Sea Sangha, 75 Sequoia Road, Fairfax, CA 94930. Official thank you letters are sent out in January of each year. Thank you for your support.