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Daitsū Tom Wright lived in Japan for over forty years. He practiced with Uchiyama Rōshi starting in 1968 and was ordained as a priest in 1974. He was a teacher for the Kyoto Sōtō Zen Center until 1995, and then conducted zazen gatherings with Rev. Dōyu Takamine in Kyoto and Tamba. He has worked on the translation and editing of several works on Zen, including “Opening the Hand of Thought.” He now lives with his wife in Hilo, Hawaii, where he continues to work on translations and teach at Alaneo Zendo (Abbot Myoshin Kaniumoe) in Hilo.

Fall/Winter Yoga Workshops

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
Sundays 3-5:30pm
October 13th
Balance Digestion and Distribution
October 27th
Increase Energy and Vitality
December 8th
Strong Bones/Osteoporosis: Build bone density and strength
December 29th
Balance and Core Strength: Prevent falls and increase spinal stability
“Give yourself time to experience deeply”
In each workshop, we will explore specific areas of the body and how to listen to your system.
Establish a relationship to your experience through mindfulness of body, mind and breath.
To deepen the effect, the workshop will end with breath work, a lengthy relaxation pose and guided meditation.
All levels welcome. Participants will leave with a written handout on the highlights from the workshop.
Price: $45 per individual workshop
                  $80 if you buy two
            $120 for three
          $160 for four
Please, email me to register.
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Special Presentation on Border Issues- September 25


Witnessing and Engaging with What Divides Us

The Racial Literacy and Dharma Inquiry Group and  West County Rapid Response Network are co-sponsoring a presentation on border issues by Joyce Cox and Jane Huneke, based on their first hand witnessing with Borderlinks.  Do we have opportunities to reach across ‘borders’ within our own community? How can we engage both nationally and locally?  Please join the discussion. Snacks and tea to follow.

For further details contact Dojin Sarah Emerson: www.stonecreekzencenter.com, or Liz Finn, finn@sonic.net,             707-478-2558, West County Rapid Response Network.


Home Sesshin – Thursday May 23 through Saturday May 25

We will hold a three-day sesshin at Stone Creek Zen Center, including sitting, walking, oryoki meals, dokusan and dharma talks. Partial participation of at least one full day is welcome. Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, 6:20 am – 8:00 pm, and Saturday, May 25, 6:20 am – 4:00 pm. Pre-registration required. Fee: $150 for members, $210 for non-members. One-day participation: $60 for members, $80 for non-members. Reduced fees are available. Led by Jisho and Korin.

NOTE: The dates for this sesshin were moved from the previously announced dates of May 16-18.



Please Note: Zen Conversations on Tuesdays is taking a Winter Break from Dec 24 until the end of March. The group will resume in April.

Edmee and Lucinda are hosting a weekly gathering that will offer Zazen and discussion open to anyone interested.

Please  come and participate in an informal, friendly and animated  conversation about meditation (Zazen)  practice . We will explore how to stay curious and open when confronted with the stress of daily life and work.

Drop ins are welcome.

Please note: There will be no meetings December 25 and January 1.

When: Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:45 pm

Schedule 6:30 to 6:55 pm Zazen, silent meditation practice
7:00 to 7:45 pm Informal discussion

Where: Stone Creek Zen Center

If you have any question, please send us an email:
Edmee Danan : edmeedanan@comcast.net

Hakuin - Death


6:30 – 8:00 pm

(The announcement that the workshop would begin at 6 pm last Sunday was a mistake!)

We will explore the Zen tradition of writing death poems at the beginning of the year, a practice that can be profound, humorous and full of life! We will read and discuss some traditional poems and engage in writing and sharing some of our own.

(The calligraphy above is “Death” by Hakuin)