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Subject to Change - Last Updated April 21, 2016


  • May 7
  • August 6
  • September 10
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • December 17
    One-Day Sittings at Green Gulch Farm.
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sitting and walking meditation, chi gung, dharma talk and discussion, lunch. Beginning and experienced students welcome. $45 to Green Gulch ($40 current SFZC members, $36 limited income); a separate teaching donation (dana) for Edward is also requested. Please register online or call Green Gulch at 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475-9362 (local). More information about these Saturday sittings can be found here, in a November 2013 interview with Edward.

  • May 17 - 22
    Zen and Cooking
    Felsentor, Switzerland. More information and registration available here.

  • May 26 - 29
    How to Cook Your Life (Zen and Cooking)
    Berlin, Germany. More information available here or email Essentis Biohotel Berlin.

  • June 7 - 12
    Zen and Cooking
    Scheibbs, Austria. More information and registration available here.

  • June 14 - 21
    Eisenbuch, Germany. Sesshin includes two or three periods of qi gong daily, plus work period, lectures, and individual practice meetings. More information and registration information available here or email Susanne.

  • June 23 - 26
    Zen and Cooking
    Eisenbuch, Germany.  More information and registration information available here or email Susanne.

  • August 14-19
    Dogen's Circle of the Way:  Giving Expression and Movement to Meditation
    Residential Retreat at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Carmel Valley, California, with Edward Brown, Ruth Ozeki and Kaz Tanahashi. "The practice of beginner's mind is itself the entire original realization." -- Eihei Dogen. Edward, Ruth, and Kaz are looking forward to spending time together at Tassajara sharing the practice of beginner's mind, and we would love to have you join us. Edward will lead meditation and qigong, Ruth will offer daily writing sessions, and Kaz will share the practice of enso drawing. The Essential Dogen will be used as a basis for discussion. More information and registration is here.


 Mad and John jukai

Jukai, Sangha Week 2011