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Zen in the Valley
Mondays at 6:30 pm. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Zen is the practice of finding peace, waking up to connection with all beings, and sharing it freely. Since 1988, Deep Streams Zen Institute has offered Zen practice with Joseph Bobrow Roshi. Meditation, zazen (sitting zen), is our core practice.

Community

Sangha, (community) is the foundation and heart of our group. We practice with others to find and express peace, and to liberate self and others. If you are new to Zen, we welcome you and provide instruction. If you are a seasoned meditator you too are welcome. Our approach emphasizes the relevance of Zen to our ordinary daily lives. To read more about practices, www.deepstreams.org (http://www.deepstreams.org/)

We warmly invite you to join us. For details and questions, visit or contact our organizer at bobrow@deepstreams.org

Practices

Deep Streams Zen Institute offers a wide range of Buddhist meditation practices. No particular beliefs are required and we are a lay rather than a monastic group. Practices include concentration, mindfulness, and the opportunity for authentic koan study, a practice of meditative inquiry. Koans are the folk stories of Zen, arising out of dialogues between teacher and student. They provide a meditative focus through which we can experience directly the essential nature of our living and dying within the moments of everyday living.

Teacher

Joseph Bobrow Roshi (http://josephbobrow.com) is the founding director of Deep Streams Zen Institute. A Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, he also studied with Yamada Koun Roshi of the Sanbo Kyodan with headquarters in Kamakura, Japan. In the early 1980's Joseph lived and studied with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, where he co-translated Nhat Hanh's Guide to Walking Meditation. Joseph is the author of Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation (2010), with comments by Thich Nhat Hanh, Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations (2015), with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), and After Midnight: Selected Poems (2016). He is also the founding director of Coming Home Project, a community service of Deep Streams whose mission is Zen practice, interdisciplinary education, and community service. Joseph teaches widely and lives in Studio City, CA.

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Zen In The Valley

Sherman Oaks

Zen in the Valley
Mondays at 6:30 pm. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Zazen (meditation) practice, Dharma talks, discussion, and dokusan (opportunity for one to one exchange with the teacher).

Zen is the practice of finding peace, waking up to connection with all beings, and sharing it freely. Since 1988, Deep Streams Zen Institute has offered Zen practice with Joseph Bobrow Roshi. Meditation, zazen (sitting zen), is our core practice.

Community

Sangha, (community) is the foundation and heart of our group. We practice with others to find and express peace, and to liberate self and others. If you are new to Zen, we welcome you and provide instruction. If you are a seasoned meditator you too are welcome. Our approach emphasizes the relevance of Zen to our ordinary daily lives. To read more about practices, www.deepstreams.org

We warmly invite you to join us. For details and questions, contact [masked]

Practices

Deep Streams Zen Institute offers a wide range of Buddhist meditation practices. No particular beliefs are required and we are a lay rather than a monastic group. Practices include concentration, mindfulness, and the opportunity for authentic koan study, a practice of meditative inquiry. Koans are the folk stories of Zen, arising out of dialogues between teacher and student. They provide a meditative focus through which we can experience directly the essential nature of our living and dying within the moments of everyday living.

Teacher

Joseph Bobrow Roshi is the founding director of Deep Streams Zen Institute. A Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, he also studied with Yamada Koun Roshi of the Sanbo Kyodan with headquarters in Kamakura, Japan. In the early 1980's Joseph lived and studied with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, where he co-translated Nhat Hanh's Guide to Walking Meditation. Joseph is the author of Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation (2010), with comments by Thich Nhat Hanh, Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations (2015), with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), and After Midnight: Selected Poems (2016). He is also the founding director of Coming Home Project, a community service of Deep Streams whose mission is Zen practice, interdisciplinary education, and community service. Joseph teaches widely and lives in Studio City, CA.

Zen In The Valley

Sherman Oaks

Zen in the Valley
Mondays at 6:30 pm. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Zazen (meditation) practice, Dharma talks, discussion, and dokusan (opportunity for one to one exchange with the teacher).

Zen is the practice of finding peace, waking up to connection with all beings, and sharing it freely. Since 1988, Deep Streams Zen Institute has offered Zen practice with Joseph Bobrow Roshi. Meditation, zazen (sitting zen), is our core practice.

Community

Sangha, (community) is the foundation and heart of our group. We practice with others to find and express peace, and to liberate self and others. If you are new to Zen, we welcome you and provide instruction. If you are a seasoned meditator you too are welcome. Our approach emphasizes the relevance of Zen to our ordinary daily lives. To read more about practices, www.deepstreams.org

We warmly invite you to join us. For details and questions, contact [masked]

Practices

Deep Streams Zen Institute offers a wide range of Buddhist meditation practices. No particular beliefs are required and we are a lay rather than a monastic group. Practices include concentration, mindfulness, and the opportunity for authentic koan study, a practice of meditative inquiry. Koans are the folk stories of Zen, arising out of dialogues between teacher and student. They provide a meditative focus through which we can experience directly the essential nature of our living and dying within the moments of everyday living.

Teacher

Joseph Bobrow Roshi is the founding director of Deep Streams Zen Institute. A Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, he also studied with Yamada Koun Roshi of the Sanbo Kyodan with headquarters in Kamakura, Japan. In the early 1980's Joseph lived and studied with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, where he co-translated Nhat Hanh's Guide to Walking Meditation. Joseph is the author of Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation (2010), with comments by Thich Nhat Hanh, Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations (2015), with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), and After Midnight: Selected Poems (2016). He is also the founding director of Coming Home Project, a community service of Deep Streams whose mission is Zen practice, interdisciplinary education, and community service. Joseph teaches widely and lives in Studio City, CA.

Zen In The Valley

Sherman Oaks

Zen in the Valley
Mondays at 6:30 pm. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Zazen (meditation) practice, Dharma talks, discussion, and dokusan (opportunity for one to one exchange with the teacher).

Zen is the practice of finding peace, waking up to connection with all beings, and sharing it freely. Since 1988, Deep Streams Zen Institute has offered Zen practice with Joseph Bobrow Roshi. Meditation, zazen (sitting zen), is our core practice.

Community

Sangha, (community) is the foundation and heart of our group. We practice with others to find and express peace, and to liberate self and others. If you are new to Zen, we welcome you and provide instruction. If you are a seasoned meditator you too are welcome. Our approach emphasizes the relevance of Zen to our ordinary daily lives. To read more about practices, www.deepstreams.org

We warmly invite you to join us. For details and questions, contact [masked]

Practices

Deep Streams Zen Institute offers a wide range of Buddhist meditation practices. No particular beliefs are required and we are a lay rather than a monastic group. Practices include concentration, mindfulness, and the opportunity for authentic koan study, a practice of meditative inquiry. Koans are the folk stories of Zen, arising out of dialogues between teacher and student. They provide a meditative focus through which we can experience directly the essential nature of our living and dying within the moments of everyday living.

Teacher

Joseph Bobrow Roshi is the founding director of Deep Streams Zen Institute. A Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, he also studied with Yamada Koun Roshi of the Sanbo Kyodan with headquarters in Kamakura, Japan. In the early 1980's Joseph lived and studied with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, where he co-translated Nhat Hanh's Guide to Walking Meditation. Joseph is the author of Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation (2010), with comments by Thich Nhat Hanh, Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations (2015), with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), and After Midnight: Selected Poems (2016). He is also the founding director of Coming Home Project, a community service of Deep Streams whose mission is Zen practice, interdisciplinary education, and community service. Joseph teaches widely and lives in Studio City, CA.

Zen In The Valley

Sherman Oaks

Zen in the Valley
Mondays at 6:30 pm. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Zazen (meditation) practice, Dharma talks, discussion, and dokusan (opportunity for one to one exchange with the teacher).

Zen is the practice of finding peace, waking up to connection with all beings, and sharing it freely. Since 1988, Deep Streams Zen Institute has offered Zen practice with Joseph Bobrow Roshi. Meditation, zazen (sitting zen), is our core practice.

Community

Sangha, (community) is the foundation and heart of our group. We practice with others to find and express peace, and to liberate self and others. If you are new to Zen, we welcome you and provide instruction. If you are a seasoned meditator you too are welcome. Our approach emphasizes the relevance of Zen to our ordinary daily lives. To read more about practices, www.deepstreams.org

We warmly invite you to join us. For details and questions, contact [masked]

Practices

Deep Streams Zen Institute offers a wide range of Buddhist meditation practices. No particular beliefs are required and we are a lay rather than a monastic group. Practices include concentration, mindfulness, and the opportunity for authentic koan study, a practice of meditative inquiry. Koans are the folk stories of Zen, arising out of dialogues between teacher and student. They provide a meditative focus through which we can experience directly the essential nature of our living and dying within the moments of everyday living.

Teacher

Joseph Bobrow Roshi is the founding director of Deep Streams Zen Institute. A Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, he also studied with Yamada Koun Roshi of the Sanbo Kyodan with headquarters in Kamakura, Japan. In the early 1980's Joseph lived and studied with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, where he co-translated Nhat Hanh's Guide to Walking Meditation. Joseph is the author of Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation (2010), with comments by Thich Nhat Hanh, Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations (2015), with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), and After Midnight: Selected Poems (2016). He is also the founding director of Coming Home Project, a community service of Deep Streams whose mission is Zen practice, interdisciplinary education, and community service. Joseph teaches widely and lives in Studio City, CA.

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