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July Recess:
No Sunday Zen in July! Enjoy a July recess. We’ll see you again in August

August 4 Sunday Zen: With John Tarrant & Friends

August 8–11 Open Mind Retreat: With John Tarrant, Allison Atwill, & Tess Beasley

August 12 Zen Luminaries: Robert Hass in Conversation with Jon Joseph & Friends


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MONDAY ZEN with Jon Joseph: Returning Home – The Fifth of Dongshan’s Five Ranks

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – $10

Not deciding it is or it isn’t; do you have the courage to be at peace with this?
Everyone wants to leave the endless changes,
but when we’ve finished bending and fitting our lives,
we come back to sit by the charcoal fire.

The last of Dongshan’s Five Ranks includes a theme older than humanity itself: return after a long and arduous journey, to settle down by the warmth and security of home. I recently finished one of the great modern translations of Homer’s The Odyssey by Emily Wilson.

For ten years Odysseus fought against and finally sacked the city of Troy, and for another ten years he struggled on his long and winding path back home. When he got there, Odysseus found his home to be both profoundly changed and essentially unchanged.

Thus is the inconceivable challenge and beauty of our lives.

—Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph Roshi


COME JOIN US on Mondays for koan meditation, dharma talk and conversation.
Register to participate. All are welcome.

Jon Joseph Roshi, Director of San Mateo Zen Community


June 24
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $10
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Jon Joseph Roshi