Regular Schedule

NOTE: From Tuesday, May 21 through Wednesday, July 3, Edward will be teaching in Europe. The morning Zoom practice will continue Sunday through Thursday for meditation only. Edward will return to lead practice on Thursday, July 4.

Edward is conducting a Morning Practice Zoom sitting Sunday through Thursday each week, 7:00 am – 8:15 am (Pacific). A note from Edward:

This is the latest incarnation of the Morning Practice that has been on-going since July of 2022, a pretty consistent group of six to twelve people, though a few more for lecture on Sunday — now and again a new face.

As you know with Zoom, participants may appear or be a name on the screen, and you may come and go as you wish. If you want to be in contact, you may put your email into the Chat.

Warm wishes. You could click a tim eor two, and see if it’s your cup of tea.

To join the practice, click here (password = beyond):

Zoom Link

  • Daily Schedule
  • Sunday: 7:00 sitting, 7:10 lecture, 7:55 visiting
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00 free writing, 7:15 brief talk; 7:30 sitting, 7:55 visiting
  • (on Thursday, a guided “chakra” meditation in addition to some “basics”)

Upcoming Events

May 29 – June 2, 2024:

Zen in the Kitchen: Cooking as a Spiritual Practice, hosted by Inter-Sein, Bavaria. More info hereor phone +49(0)8558-920 252, or email post@intersein-zentrum.de.

June 11 – June 16, 2024:

How to Cook Your Life: Zen of Cooking, Zen of your Life, hosted by Buddhistisches Zentrum Scheibbs, Scheibbs, Austria. Meditation, chi gong, daily cooking class. Details and registration info available here.

June 18 – June 26, 2024:

Sesshin at Haus der Stille – Puregg, Austria. Zazen and chi gong. More info available here.

Photo by Margot Koch

Regular Schedule

Edward is conducting a Morning Practice Zoom sitting Sunday through Thursday each week, 7:00 am – 8:15 am (Pacific). A note from Edward:

This is the latest incarnation of the Morning Practice that has been on-going since July of 2022, a pretty consistent group of six to twelve people, though a few more for lecture on Sunday — now and again a new face.

As you know with Zoom, participants may appear or be a name on the screen, and you may come and go as you wish. If you want to be in contact, you may put your email into the Chat.

Warm wishes. You could click a tim eor two, and see if it’s your cup of tea.

To join the practice, click here (password = beyond):

Zoom Link

  • Daily Schedule
  • Sunday: 7:00 sitting, 7:10 lecture, 7:55 visiting
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00 free writing, 7:15 brief talk; 7:30 sitting, 7:55 visiting
  • (on Thursday, a guided “chakra” meditation in addition to some “basics”)

Upcoming Events

December 21, 2023, 7:00 am – 8:15 am (Pacific):

Winter Solstice Ceremony (online): use the Morning Practice link, above (no charge).

January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day)

January 14, 2024

February 18, 2024

March 17, 2024

April 21, 2024

May 12, 2024

Half-Day Sittings at Yōshinji Temple (75 Sequoia Road, Fairfax, California, 94930) (in person), 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sitting (cushion or chair), chi gong, outdoor walking, instruction, lecture, Q&A. Sign up in advance by emailing Edward at edespe@mindspring.com. A $20 deposit is required to hold your place.

May 29 – June 2, 2024:

Zen in the Kitchen: Cooking as a Spiritual Practice, hosted by Inter-Sein, Bavaria. More info hereor phone +49(0)8558-920 252, or email post@intersein-zentrum.de.

June 11 – June 16, 2024:

How to Cook Your Life: Zen of Cooking, Zen of your Life, hosted by Buddhistisches Zentrum Scheibbs, Scheibbs, Austria. Meditation, chi gong, daily cooking class. Details and registration info available here.

June 18 – June 26, 2024:

Sesshin at Haus der Stille – Puregg, Austria. Zazen and chi gong. More info available here.

Photo by Margot Koch