Deep Streams Zen Institute


Zen Practice with Joseph Bobrow

Regular zazen — We meet weekly via Zoom on Mondays at 6:20 pm. We invite you to join us. Newcomers and old hands alike are welcome. Instruction is provided. (In terms of site, we only meet via zoom now; and will for the foreseeable future.)

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Latest News

New Book Release

"Please read this book. Joseph Bobrow is a true meditation teacher who walks his talk and enjoys his practice." 

—Thich Nhat Hanh

"Bobrow’svoice from the Zen teaching seat is clear, compassionate, encouraging, deep, yet modest. Those adjectives apply to the book in its entirety.”

—Foreword by Norman Fischer

For more information about Joseph's writings click here.

New Podcast - Lotus in the Fire


Listen to our Podcast

We live in times of danger and uprising. Buddhist principles and practices are a rich source of insight, transformation, perspective and peace. What is compassionate action in the midst of injustice, brutality, and ignorance? The lotus grows from recycled refuse. We use all of what we experience—from despair to anger, from grief to love— to transform anguish and protect all beings. Join me, Joseph Bobrow, for lively, in-depth, personal conversations, as we realize the lotus in the midst of a world on fire.

Most Recent Episodes

The Undying Quality of the Human Spirit

Join me as I welcome Tenzin Tethong, formerly H.H. The Dalai Lama's Special Envoy and Prime Minster of the Central Tibetan Administration. Tenzin and I discuss the critical importance of free media and the free flow of information in Tibet. He describes a new sense of identity among Tibetans: Even though Tibetans are occupied and controlled by the Chinese,  in mind, spirit and in the cultural sense, Tenzin says they cannot be controlled at all. We discuss the fascinating story of Tenzin's family art collection, a series of 84 paintings of legendary Tibetan Mahasiddhis (great beings). These were carried out of Tibet by his Grandfather, and in turn carried by Tenzin around the world. Now all 84 paintings are reproduced in and the subject of a book with commentary by the Tibetan scholar Donald Lopez.


A Wild Love for the World

The incomparable Joanna Macy—author and teacher, scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology—joins Joseph for a stimulating, personal, and wide-ranging conversation. A pioneering voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, Joanna is the root teacher of The Work That Reconnects, a ground-breaking framework for personal and social change and a powerful workshop methodology. Her many books include A Wild Love for the WorldActive Hope, and World as Love, World as Self.

Walking The Path

A core delusion is that we are isolates, disconnected from others and the world, separable from the fabric of life. As we walk the path of Zen together, we discover that each of us is awakened from the beginning and we are connected to all beings in a vast living web. As a friend puts it, "Isolation Kills, Community Heals."


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