Soto Zen Teacher Edward Espe Brown Events, September 2011
White Heron Sangha is pleased that Edward Espe Brown is returning to the San Luis Obispo area again this year for several events.
Edward leads the Peaceful Sea Sangha in Northern California and has been practicing Zen since 1965. He was ordained as a priest in 1971 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francsico Zen Center. Suzuki Roshi gave him the Dharma name Jusan Kainei, which means "Longevity Mountain, Peaceful Sea." Edward has also done extensive Vipassana practice since 1985.
Edward offers retreats and workshops in the U.S. and internationally on a variety of subjects, including Meditative Touch, cooking, and handwriting change. Edward is an accomplished chef, who wrote the best selling Tassajara Bread Book, and co-founded Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. Edward's other books include Tassajara Cooking, The Tassajara Recipe Book, and Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings. Edward also co-authored The Greens Cookbook with Deborah Madison. He edited Not Always So, a collection of Suzuki Roshi's lectures.
In 2007, Edward appeared in "How to Cook Your Life," a critically acclaimed feature-length film directed by Doris Dorrie.
Daylong Retreat, Saturday, September 10
The highlight of his visit for White Heron Sangha will be a full day of meditation in Morro Bay on Saturday, September 10. We’re offering this retreat at no charge for those attending; it will be a dana-only retreat. For more information and to register: Edward Espe Brown Daylong Details.
North County Sangha Dharma Talk, Sunday, September 11
Atascadero Library's Community room at 6850 Morro Road in Atascadero, 9 AM.
Private Interviews, Sunday, September 11
In addition to being the speaker for the Sunday evening Sangha program following meditation on September 11, Edward will hold individual 20-minute interviews at Unity Church before the Sangha program, from 2-5PM. There are 6 time slots available. If you’re interested in having an interview with Edward, please contact Margaret Bertrand at (805)528-0704. The suggested donation for the interview is $20.
Meditative Touch Class, Friday, September 9
Another event during Edward’s visit is a Meditative Touch class at Coalesce Bookstore Chapel in Morro Bay on Friday, September 9 from 1 - 4PM. Meditative Touch is one of Edward’s most powerful teachings. For more information: Meditative Touch Class Details. The cost is $35 and space is limited. To reserve a place, please send a check to Peaceful Sea Sangha, c/o Margaret Bertrand, 260 San Jacinto Dr, Los Osos, CA 93402. Edward will also be signing his latest book at Coalesce from 4:30 - 5:30PM.
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting, Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13
Edward will be giving a Cooking Demonstration and Tasting session on Monday, September 12 from 5:30 - 7:45PM at New Frontiers Marketplace in San Luis Obispo. The cost is $65. There may also be a session on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo. To see if space is still available or to be wait-listed, call Margaret at (805) 528-0704. For more information: Edward Brown Cooking Demonstration and Tasting.