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

Dharma Seminar: Feb – April

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Led by Norman | Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Our text for Dharma Seminar during the Practice Period will be Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice. The first collection of Suzuki Roshi’s lectures, published in the 1970’s, it is a wonderful introduction to Zen teachings, from basic posture in meditation to emptiness and enlightenment.
Special Events at Seminar
  • Feb 21: Ben Connelly Talk with Q&A (virtual)
  • Feb 28: Shuso Talk & Bodhisattva Full Moon Ceremony (hybrid)
  • March 13: Les Kaye, former abbot of Kannon-do, will lead seminar (virtual)
  • March 20: Shuso Talk (virtual)
  • March 27: Seminar at Community Congregational Church concluding with
    Honoring Mahapajapati and All of Our Buddhist Mothers Ceremony (hybrid)
  • April 3: No seminar (sesshin)
  • April 10: Final seminar of this series (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 seminar series, if possible.

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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March 27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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Community Congregational Church in Tiburon
145 Rock Hill Rd
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Jane Flint & Neal Shorstein, Registrars