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On Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Heart Sutra

At our January All-Day Sitting, Norman gave a talk on Thích Nhất Hạnh’s version of the Heart Sutra, “The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore,” in honor of the great teacher and scholar’s passing January 22nd of this year.

Exactly As Those of Old

In our April Dharma Seminar, Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans led us in a course of study and conversation, Exactly As Those of Old, inspired by Dogen’s Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, honoring the lives of our ancestors.

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September 25, 2022

Teaching of Rujing - Dogen's Teacher - All Day Sitting September 2022

Norman speaks on the “Teachings of Rujing – Dogens Teacher” to the EDZ  All Day Sitting November 2022.
September 22, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 7 - John Murray, Michael Gelfond, and Mary Ann Sacksteder

John Murray, Michael Gelfond, and Mary Ann Sacksteder give the seventh talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen...
September 15, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 6 - John Murray

John Murray gives the sixth talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo” version and...
September 9, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 5 - Mary Ann Sacksteder

Mary Ann Sacksteder gives the fifth talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo”...
September 1, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 4 - Natalie Davidson

Natalie Davidson gives the fourth talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo”...
August 25, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 3 - Neal Shorstein

Neal Shorstein gives the third talk to the Dharma Seminar of the Genjo Koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo”...
August 21, 2022

Election Retreat Dharma Talk - Chris Fortin - August 2022

Chris Fortin gives a 20 minute dharma talk to an Election Retreat group August 7, 2022.
August 21, 2022

Zazen in the tech era - August 2022 All Day Sitting

Norman speaks to the Everyday Zen August 2022 All Day Sitting on “Zazen in the tech era.”
August 19, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 2 - Michael Gelfond

Michael Gelfond gives the second talk of the Genjo koan 2022 series referencing both Kazuaki Tanahashi: “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo” version and Shokaku Okumura:...
August 11, 2022

Dogen's Genjo Koan 2022 - Talk 1

Norman gives his first talk of Dogen’s  Genjo Koan 2022 series. This talk uses the translation of  Kazuaki Tanahashi: Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo.
August 5, 2022

Returning to the Green Gulch Zendo and Contemplating our Meal Chant - ARobin Orden - All Day Sitting July 2022

ARoben Orden talks on “Returning to the Green Gulch Zendo and Contemplating our Meal Chant” at the Everyday Zen July 2022 All Day Sitting.
August 3, 2022

Tenzo Kyokin - Instructions to the Cook - Jeff Bickner - All Day Sitting July 2022

Jeff Bickner gives a dharma talk on Dogen’s “Tenzo Kyokin” to the July 2022 EDZ  All Day Sitting.  Due to technical difficulties this talk was rerecorded.
July 9, 2022

Dogen on Practicing Together (Only a Buddha and Buddha) - Seattle Soto Zen July 2022

Norman gives a talk to Seattle Zen on “Dogen and Practicing Together (Only a Buddha and Buddha).
July 5, 2022

Mel's List of Letting Go - Talk 6 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his sixth and last talk to the Samish Island Sesshing 2022 on “Mel’s List of Letting Go.”    
July 5, 2022

Mel on Zazen and Darkness - Talk 5 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman give his fifth talk to the Samish Island Sesshin on “Mel on Zazen and Darkness.”
July 5, 2022

On Zazen and Monastic Peace - Talk 4 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his fourth talk to the Samish Island Sesshin 2022 on “Zazen and Monastic Peace.”  
July 5, 2022

On Zazen - Talk 3 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives the third talk of the Samish Island Sesshin 2022 on “On Zazen.”
July 5, 2022

Mel On This Is It - Talk 2 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his second talk to the Samish Island Sesshin 2022 on “Mel on This Is It.”
July 5, 2022

Mel's Funeral - Talk 1 - Samish Island Sesshin 2022

Norman gives his first talk of the Samish Island 2022 Sesshin on “Mel’s Funeral.”
June 29, 2022

Entering the Heart of Buddha - Alan Block and Jaune Evans - June All Day Sitting

Alan Block and Jaune Evans talk on “Entering the Heart of Buddha” to the June All Day Sitting.
June 23, 2022

"Alive Until Your Dead" book review by author Sue Moon

Author Sue Moon accompanied by Jaune Evans reviews her new book “Alive Until Your Dead”  on the spiritual practice of aging late in life.
June 16, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings - Part 7 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his seventh and last talk on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings referencing his book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”
June 9, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings - Part 6 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his sixth talk on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings for Thich Nhat Hanh’s book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”
June 4, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings - Part 5 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his fifth talk on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings from his book “Heart of the Buddha Teachings”
May 30, 2022

Dogen's Three Minds - "Tenzo Kyokin - Instructions to the Cook"

Norman talks on Dogen’s “Three Minds” as found in “Tenzo Kyokin – Instructions to the Cook.”
May 27, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings - Part 4 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his fourth talk on “Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings” based on his book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”
May 19, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings - Part 3 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his third talk on “Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings” based on his book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”  
May 13, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings- Part 2 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his second talk on “Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings” based on his book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”
May 4, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh's Basic Teachings - Part 1 - Thich Nhat Hanh's "Heart of the Buddhas Teachings"

Norman gives his first talk on “Thich Nhat Hanh’s Basic Teachings” based on his book “Heart of the Buddhas Teachings.”
May 4, 2022

Dogen's "Bowing to Attain the Marrow" - All Day sitting April 2022

Norman gives his a talk on Dogen’s “Bowing to Attain the Marrow” to the April 2022 All Day Sitting.  This talk references Chapter 9 of Kazuaki Tanahashi’s “Treasury of the...