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Dharma Seminar: December

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

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Everyday Zen’s Dharma Seminar meets weekly on Wednesday evenings. The evening includes a period of Zazen followed by lecture and small and large group discussion. Our study is generally centered on a classical text, changing more or less each month; the emphasis is always on the application of the teachings to daily life.

Norman leads seminar most weeks with senior teachers filling in when he is away. Students are asked to attend all meetings in the calendar month.

Seminar is currently being held online in Zoom and, every other week, also in person from the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon. We will continue alternating in December between online-only and hybrid (online/in-person) every other week.

Event Details

For December’s Dharma Seminar, we will study the life and poetry of the great Japanese Buddhist poet Saigyo. We will be using the book Awesome Nightfall: the life, times and poetry of Saigyo by Saigo and William La Fleur. (The print edition of Awesome Nightfall is on backorder but the e-book edition is available.) 

As always, seminar runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, starting with half an hour of zazen. Norman will lead seminar 12/1 and 12/15. Jaune will lead 12/8, which is the day of the Buddha’s enlightenment. The evening will end with a short ceremony.

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How to Register

   To receive the Zoom link:
Please register using the button above to receive the Zoom link for the December Dharma Seminar series. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom access info and reminders every week, the day before seminar, for the duration of the series.

   To attend in person on alternating weeks:
Please register each time you plan to attend a hybrid seminar in person. Because of Covid protocols, we may need to limit the number of people attending in person. Follow the link below to register for each seminar you would like to attend in person.


December 1: Norman: Hybrid: Register to attend in person >
December 8: Jaune: Online only
December 15: Norman: Hybrid: Register to attend in person >
December 22 & 29: No seminar (winter break)


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December 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jane Flint, Registrar