The Peaceful Sea Sangha is led by Edward Espe Brown, a Soto Zen
Edward was ordained in 1971 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who
gave him the Dharma name Jusan Kainei, which means "Longevity Mountain,
Edward has been practicing Zen since 1965 and also
has done extensive vipassana practice, yoga, and chi gung. He leads
regular sitting groups and meditation retreats in Northern
California and offers workshops in the U.S. and internationally on a
variety of subjects, including cooking, handwriting change, and
Mindfulness Touch. Edward is an accomplished chef, who helped found Greens
Restaurant in San Francisco and worked with Deborah Madison in writing The Greens Cookbook. Edward's other books include The Tassajara
Bread Book, Tassajara Cooking, The Tassajara Recipe Book, and
Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings. He also edited
Not Always So, a collection of Suzuki Roshi's lectures. In 2007, Edward
was the subject of a critically acclaimed feature-length
documentary film entitled How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Dörrie.
- New Webstore! You can now order directly from Edward (including signed books), and pay via PayPal. Please browse the available items
on the new Webstore page and consider shopping here. Your support is very much appreciated.
- Calendar Update. New retreat in the
Czech Republic: Located at a peaceful "village house"
northwest of Prague, this retreat is a wonderful opportunity to
practice Zen: formal practice with informal feeling.
The retreat includes chi gung practice as well as work period in
the daily schedule. See the Calendar
page for details.
- A New Article in Buddhadharma.
The Fall 2014 issue of Buddhadharma includes
a new article by Edward, "Being Shaken." It's available
now on the How to Cook Your Life
- Temple Dedication and Mountain Seat Ceremony.
On January 1, 2014, the Peaceful Sea Sangha and friends
joyfully celebrated the dedication of Yoshinji, Nourish Heart Zen Temple
and the Mountain Seat Ceremony for Edward. A slide show of
photos by Barbara Wenger is available on the Photos & Video
- Edward has a new book out from Missing Links Press.
By All Means: A Zen Cautionary Tale includes
illustrations by Margot Koch. Details and a link to the
publisher's flyer are on the How to Cook Your Life
page. A review is now available on the San Francisco Zen Center
blog. You can order it from the Marketplace
page or ask for it in your local bookstore.
- Donate via PayPal. You can use a credit card to make a tax deductible donation to
Peaceful Sea Sangha on the Audio Dharma page. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Edward Espe Brown