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Aug – Sept 2019

Dharma Seminar

From NormanNorman Fischer

Hope you are having a restful summer. Dharma Seminar resumes August 7 and will continue through Sept 11 (August 7,14,21,28, September 4,11), after which (9/18), we will begin a new theme for the Fall Practice Period. More on that later...

in August/early September we will return to Dogen studies, reading the following texts from Shobogenzo: 

(Note: numbers below refer to Kaz Tanahashi's two-volume Shobogenzo translation, the same fascicle may have a different number in another translation. and remember that there is a free Shobogenzo translation available online from the Shasta Abbey Zen group):

9. Raihai Tokuzui. Receiving the Marrow by Bowing
93. Shoji. Birth and Death
94. Doshin. Heart of the Way
96. Ippyakuhachi Homyo Mon.108 Gates of Realizing Dharma

I look forward to seeing you then.

- Yours, Norman 

Directions and Details

Time and Place

The seminar runs from 7-9 pm, starting with half an hour of zazen.

We meet at the Community Congregational Church located at:
145 Rock Hill Drive
Tiburon, CA. 94920
The church is 2.5 miles from Highway 101 in southern Marin County, California. Take the East Blithedale/Tiburon Blvd exit and continue toward Tiburon (East of 101- six stoplights), turn left on Rock Hill Drive and drive to the  top of the hill into the Church's parking area.


Suggested donation for the series is $100 ($25 per session).  You can bring a check to the seminar.  As you know, these donations make the seminars possible.  Of course, everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.


Please feel free to contact me. You can reply to this email or email me at

- Laura Stillman, registrar
Header image: Sakai Hōitsu. Flowering Plants of Summer and Autumn (夏秋草図屏風). Byōbu folding screens, ink and color on silver and gold-foiled paper, ca. 1821. Tokyo National Museum via Wikipedia.
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