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Hybrid Hybrid Event

Shuso Hossenshiki and Buddha’s Birthday Ceremonies

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Shuso Dharma Inquiry, Practice Period Closing & Buddha's Birthday Celebration

Please join us at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon or on Zoom for these special ceremonies.


The Everyday Zen Bay Area Practice Period 2023 concludes with the Shuso Hossenshiki or Dharma Inquiry ceremony, the culmination of the Shuso’s duties as head monk. This will be followed by a celebration of the Buddha’s birthday.

In the Dharma Inquiry ceremony, Myogen Neal Shorstein will express their understanding of the Dharma in a lively question and answer period and reaffirm their commitment to Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Norman will then formally close the circle of Practice Period.

The afternoon’s ceremonies conclude with a celebration of Buddha’s birthday by bathing a figure of baby Buddha with sweet tea under a beautiful canopy of flowers. To end the gathering, we’ll have a reception with a light dessert.

To attend in person

Registration is not required to attend in person.

However, we do require all in-person attendees to review and follow our current Covid protocols. 

> Current Covid protocol

For Zoom Access & Reminder Email

Register here to receive:
— Zoom login information
— A reminder email 24 hours before the event begins 


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Attending at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon

Attending in Person

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

Attending on Zoom

Attending Online

Once you have registered (see above), you will be sent a confirmation email. You will also be sent a reminder email with the Zoom login information 24 hours before the event begins. 

If you do not see the confirmation email within a few minutes of registering, please check your spam folder. Gmail users, please also check under the Promotions and Updates tabs in your inbox.


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Suggested donation for events on Zoom: $10 or whatever you are comfortable contributing.

Everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

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April 8
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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Jane Flint & Neal Shorstein, Registrars


Community Congregational Church in Tiburon
145 Rock Hill Rd
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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