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Event Series Event Series: Dharma Seminar: Feb – April, 2024

Dharma Seminar: Talk by Ben Connelly

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

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Ben Connelly, “Yogacara and the Practice of Zen”
We’re delighted to welcome Ben Connelly to our Dharma Seminar tonight. Ben is the author of Vasubandhu’s “Three Natures”: A Practitioner’s Guide for Liberation, which we studied from November through January. He’ll talk about “Yogacara and the Practice of Zen” and open up discussion for a Q&A.

More About Ben

Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He also teaches mindfulness in a wide variety of secular contexts including police training and addiction recovery groups. He works with multifaith groups focused on intersectional liberation, racial justice, and climate justice. Ben is based at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, travels to teach across the United States, writes for Tricycle and Lion’s Roar magazines, and is author of Inside the Grass Hut, Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara, Vasubandhu’s “Three Natures,” and Mindfulness and Intimacy.

Special Events at Seminar

  • Feb 21: Ben Connelly Talk with Q&A (virtual)
  • Feb 28: Shuso Talk & Bodhisattva Full Moon Ceremony (hybrid)
  • March 20: Shuso Talk (virtual)
  • March 28: Seminar at CCC (hybrid)
  • April 4: No seminar (sesshin)
  • April 10: Final seminar of this seires (virtual)

To Attend In Person

On the last Wednesday of the month,  Dharma Seminar meets both in person at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon and online in Zoom (hybrid). Otherwise, seminar meets online only, in Zoom. Those who are able are encouraged to attend in person when seminar is hybrid.

Registration is no longer required to attend in person. However, all in-person attendees are expected to review and follow our current Covid protocol.

> Current Covid protocol

To Attend Online

To join Dharma Seminar online, please use the link below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 3717 7726
Passcode: 919827

About Dharma Seminar

The evening begins with a period of zazen followed by lecture and small and large group discussion. The topic of seminar typically centers on a classical text, sometimes with additional readings, and changes every month, for the most part. The emphasis is always on the application of the teachings to our daily lives.

Students are asked to attend all meetings in a given month or for the duration of a seminar series.

Attending at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon

Please arrive early with time to settle in. Chairs are provided. If you prefer to sit on a zafu, please bring your own.

Attending Online

Please enter the Zoom seminar room in time to settle into your seat for zazen. We encourage you to join with your camera on and to sit in front of your camera or nearby, with downcast or closed eyes as we do in the zendo. But you are welcome to leave your camera off if that’s more comfortable for you.

Please remain muted unless you have been invited to speak during group discussion and in the breakout rooms for small group discussion.

Please join in the chants with your mic off and follow any links or instructions shared in the group chat by the Zoom host.


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In-Person Participants

Suggested donation for in-person seminar: $100 for the monthly series ($25 per session)

Online Participants

Suggested donation for seminar online via Zoom: $60 each month ($15 per session) or whatever you are comfortable contributing.


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February 21
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
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