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September 2019 Everyday Zen Dharma Seminar

Sep 18th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 4, 11: Dogen's Shobogenzo; September 18, 25: The World Could Be Otherwise

in early September we will finish our series of texts from Shobogenzo: 

(Note: numbers below refer to Kaz Tanahashi's two-volume Shobogenzo translation, the same fascicle may have a different number in another translation. and remember that there is a free Shobogenzo translation available online from the Shasta Abbey Zen group):

9. Raihai Tokuzui. Receiving the Marrow by Bowing
93. Shoji. Birth and Death
94. Doshin. Heart of the Way
96. Ippyakuhachi Homyo Mon.108 Gates of Realizing Dharma

Beginning September 18 our seminar will be part of our annual Fall Practice period. It will be an exploration of Norman’s book on the six paramitas, The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path. 

Steve Gross will lead seminar on September 25.  All other seminars will be led by Norman.


Directions and Details

Time and Place

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

We meet at the Community Congregational Church located at:
145 Rock Hill Drive
Tiburon, CA. 94920
The church is 2.5 miles from Highway 101 in southern Marin County, California. Take the East Blithedale/Tiburon Blvd exit and continue toward Tiburon (East of 101- six stoplights), turn left on Rock Hill Drive and drive to the  top of the hill into the Church's parking area.


Suggested donation for the series is $100 ($25 per session).  You can bring a check to the seminar.  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 Laura Stillman at


  • Location

    Community Congregational Church in Tiburon
    145 Rock Hill Dr. Tiburon, CA 94920
  • Event Contact

    Laura Stillman
  • Date and Time

    Wednesday September 4, 2019,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday September 11, 2019,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday September 18, 2019,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday September 25, 2019,
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost

    $100 suggested donation