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Danny's Zen Bio

Danny Parker has been practicing zen meditation on and off since 1974.  He is currently a student of Jusan Edward Espe Brown who was ordained by the late Shunryu Suzuki. (Ed is also author of Tassajara Bread Book, Tassajara Cooking and Not Always So).  Danny received lay ordination in August 2005 and priest ordination in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki in August 2011.

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Peaceful Sea Sangha & Edward Espe Brown

My Local Practice

Please join me for Soto Zen meditation on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. The class includes a little instruction, stretching, breathing exercises and then two 15 minute sessions of meditation or zazen. These will be separated by a three minute period of kinhin (walking Meditation). Afterwards, we will have a short reading with questions or tea.

Check out the attached PDF for additional info.

The Zen Life: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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Danny's Local Yoga

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Cocoa Beach Shorinryu Karate


I've been involved in Soto Zen Buddhist practice since 1974 --- something that has added immeasurably to my life. Studying under Jusan Edward Brown, I was ordained as a priest in August 2011 in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. I try to practice daily and lead zazen (meditation) locally with three small sitting groups. It's a wonderful thing!