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.
- Cooking in Eisenbuch. As of June 4,
there is still room in Edward's Zen and Cooking workshop at
Eisenbuch, Germany, July 3 - 6. Please see the Calendar page for information and a message from Edward.
- 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.
- "When You are You, Zen is Zen."
The November 26, 2013 issue of San Francisco Zen Center's e-newsletter
included an interview with Edward by Green Gulch Farm resident
Catherine Gammon. Find it
- New Audio Dharma. A new talk has been added to the Audio Dharma
page -- March 9, 2014 from Sacramento
Buddhist Meditation Group.
- 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