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Sunday Zen: John Tarrant next on December 4

Year’s End Open Temple: November 7–December 30

NEW DATE: Buddha’s Life in Your Life with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley on December 11

SAVE THE DATES: Winter Sesshin, January 31–February 5


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ZEN LUMINARIES: Jon Joseph in Conversation with Poet & Essayist Jane Hirshfield

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

Free – $12


Jane Hirshfield is an American poet, essayist, and translator. Hirshfield is also a Buddhist who received precepts at San Francisco Zen Center in 1979. Hirshfield’s poetry reflects immersion in a range of poetic traditions. Polish, Scandinavian, and Eastern European poets have been particularly important to her, along with the poetry of Japan and China.

In many interviews, Hirshfield expresses frustration at being labeled a Buddhist poet: “I always feel a slight dismay if I’m called a ‘Zen’ poet. I am not. I am a human poet, that’s all.”

American poet Lisa Russ Spaar has said of Hirshfield:

It is arguable that the riddle, the existential joke of being, of meaning, of Dickinson’s ‘prank of the Heart at play on the Heart,’ is as powerful a source as song for the lyric poem. Central to Hirshfield’s vision is a kind of holy delight that is at the heart of riddles and koans.

Jon Joseph Roshi

Join us on October 24th for a lively conversation about poetry and more with special guest Jane Hirshfield. All are welcome. Register to participate.

—Jon Joseph


October 24
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $12
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Jon Joseph Roshi
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