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ORDINARY MIND SCHOOL

Charlotte Joko Beck and her Dharma Successors have established the Ordinary Mind Zen School, whose purpose is set forth in the following statement.

The Ordinary Mind Zen School intends to manifest and support practice  of the Awakened Way, as expressed in the teaching of Charlotte Joko Beck. The School is composed of Charlotte Joko Beck, her Dharma Successors,  and teachers and successors they, as individuals, have formally authorized. There is no affiliation with other Zen groups or religious denominations; however, membership in this school does not preclude individual affiliation with other groups. Within the school there is no hierarchy of Dharma Successors.

The Awakened Way is universal; the medium and methods of realization vary according to circumstances. Each Dharma Successor in the School may apply diverse practice approaches and determine the structure of any organization that s/he may develop to facilitate practice.

The Successors acknowledge that they are ongoing students, and that  the quality of their teaching derives from the quality of their practice. As ongoing students, teachers are committed to the openness and fluidity  of practice, wherein the wisdom of the absolute may be manifested in /as our life. An important function of this School is the ongoing examination and development of effective teaching approaches to insure comprehensive practice in all aspects of living.

May the practice of this School manifest wisdom and compassion, benefitting  all beings.
                                                                                       December 25, 1995



ORDINARY MIND ZEN CENTERS

NEW YORK CITY

ORDINARY MIND ZENDO
Teacher: Barry Magid
107 West 74th Street, apt. BR
New York, NY 10023
ordinarymind@mindspring.com
(917) 608-3348

Anna Christensen
(212) 860-3817
Anna Christensen is an independent teacher, not affiliated with the Ordinary Mind Zendo.

ZEN CENTER OF PHILADELPHIA

Teacher: Pat Jikyo George
patjikyogeorge@hotmail.com
www.zencenterphiladelphia.org

ZEN CENTER OF PORTLAND

Teacher: Larry Christensen
lwchristensen@comcast.net
www.zencenterofportland.org

ZEN CENTER OF SAN DIEGO

Teachers:
Elizabeth Hamilton
elizabeth@zencentersandiego.org
Ezra Bayda
ezra@zencentersandiego.org
http://www.zencentersandiego.org

PRAIRIE ZEN CENTER

Teacher: Elihu Genmyo Smith
(217) 355-8835
http://www.prairiezen.org

BAY AREA ZEN CENTER

Teacher: Diane Rizzetto
(510) 596-3087
http://www.bayzen.org/

ORDINARY MIND ZENDO FINLAND
Tavallinen Mieli Zendo
Tempere Finland
Helsinki Finland
Teacher: Karen Terzano
karenterzano@gmail.com
Tavallinen Mieli Zendo/

?Ordinary Mind is the Way?
Calligraphy by Taigi Sano