Deep Streams Zen Institute

New Book Release

The book, A True Person of No Rank, written by Joseph Bobrow and published by The Sumeru Press, is is an expansion to Joseph's integrative approach to include four interweaving dimensions:


• practice, insight & social action
• awakening & embodiment
• conscious awareness & unconscious emotional intelligence

 

The book explores not just the encounter of Buddhism with our emotional experience—emotional intelligence—but with what the author names unconscious emotional intelligence. This encounter includes the residues of trauma, that if unacknowledged and unintegrated, can compromise practice and the social engagement that flows naturally from it.

Talks With Joseph

One year after George Floyd's murder, check out Breathing in and Breathing Out Are Acts of Resistance, with Joseph Bobrow.

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Zen Practice with Joseph Bobrow

Regular zazen — We meet weekly via Zoom on Mondays at 6:20pm. There are also morning sittings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7am.

We invite you to join us. Newcomers and old hands alike are welcome. Instruction is provided. We also have the occasional hybrid (zoom + in-person) retreats.

For more information please email:  [email protected]

News

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.

Podcast - Lotus in the Fire

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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

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Activating the Power of the Beloved Community

Join Kazu Haga, author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm,  and me as we delve into the nature of personal, social and ecological change, healing trauma, and the intersection of non-violent direct action and spirituality.

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Radical Change— with Roots in the Soil of Relationships

Join me for a most stimulating conversation on the origins and nature of genuine change with Kritee, climate scientist, socioecological community activist, Zen priest, original, integrative thinker, and inspiring presence.

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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