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Sept-Nov 2020 Everyday Zen Dharma Seminar

Sep 30th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 07th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 14th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 21st 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 28th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 04th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 11th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, 25.

Dharma Seminar During Fall Practice Period

Our theme for this Practice Period is The World of the Lotus Sutra.

The Lotus Sutra, a traditional Mahayana Buddhist text, much loved especially in China and Japan, and foundational to Dogen’s Zen, will be our main text, to be discussed in seminars and sittings. The sutra is full of imaginative parables and legends to open the heart and mind and expand our sense of what practice is — and could be.

We have studied this text before (like all great works of religious literature it bears going back to again and again) and have loved it. Studying it with the increased focus of Practice Period will be a joy. 

Shuso Christopher Dumbleton will talk on October 14 and November 11. 

All other talks at Dharma Seminar will be given by Norman.

For more information on this fall's Practice Period, see Bay Area Practice Period.

Directions and Details

Time and Place

The seminar runs from 7-9 pm, starting with half an hour of zazen.

For the Zoom meeting room link and password, please subscribe to the Everyday Zen News & Events mailing list and sign up for Weekly Dharma Seminar mailings.

The Zoom access info is in the monthly Seminar email invitation and in a reminder email sent each week on Wednesday morning. You may also email the Seminar Registrar (see below). 


Suggested donation for the monthly series is $100 ($25 per session) or whatever you are comfortable contributing during this time.  You can send a check or donate online.  As you know, these donations make the seminars possible.  Of course, everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.


Please feel free to contact Jane Flint at


  • Location

    Online in Zoom
  • Event Contact

    Jane Flint
  • Date and Time

    Wednesday September 30,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday October 7,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday October 14,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday October 21,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday November 4,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday November 11,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday November 25,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost

    $100 suggested donation