Upcoming Events

Dharma Talk – Myo-O Marilyn Habermas Scher

November 5
10:15 AM

About Myo-O Marilyn Habermas Scher: Practicing intensively in the Zen and Vipassana Buddhist traditions, Myo-O has been continuously working to deepen her insight for more than thirty-five years. In 2000 she was ordained in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition with the name Ryugin Myo-O which means “Dragon Song, Subtle Working”. She is affiliated with Hokyoji Zen Practice Community in southeastern Minnesota under the direction of Rev. Dokai Ron Georgesen. She has taught at Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul and at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, and for the past fifteen years she has lectured in many settings, from Unitarian Societies to maximum security prisons. She has recently completed a year-long chaplain residency at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and is currently working as a chaplain at Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

Dharma Talk – Drew Weis

December 3
10:15 AM

Study Group: The Diamond Sutra

October 4 & 18, November 1 & 5
6:25 – 8:30 PM

We’ll study the Sutra using The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion, a commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh. His translations are easy to follow and his commentaries relate the text directly to our real lives. We’ll take as much time as we need to engage fully with its teaching, enriching our study with other available translations and commentaries.

Led by Shodo Spring, Soto Zen priest and dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura. Shodo has practiced Zen for 30+ years, and is the host teacher of Mountains and Waters Zen Community.

Practice Period with Mark Nunberg

Note: The practice period for November will be held on November 11.

9:00 – 11:00 AM on the third Saturday mornings, led by Mark Nunberg, senior teacher at Common Ground, and by members of NBMC sangha.