About Saturday Conversations

Dokusan is the Japanese word for these conversations about meditation practice. It means “to go alone” or “to practice alone.” It is to have a conversation so intimate, that for both participants it is as if you were talking with and listening to yourself.

The word “conversation” (in place of the Japanese word dokusan) has its own way of speaking to the experience.

Etymologically, it means “to turn around together.” Meditation is often referred to as a turning around of our attention towards the inside. These conversations about meditation practice are an opportunity for a mutual turning the light around and exploring what’s there.

—David Weinstein


Saturday Conversations with David Weinstein Roshi are held online on Zoom from 8–10 am Pacific Time every two weeks

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