Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dharma Field is a community that supports Zen practice and the exploration and cultivation of Zen teachings. Led by Bev Forsman, Dharma Field was founded in 1997 by Steve Hagen, a Soto Zen priest and respected author of books on Buddhism and the Buddhadharma.
Three Dharma teachers are available for guidance and instruction. Bev Forsman is Dharma heir of Steve Hagen, and is his successor. Senior teachers Steve Hagen and Norm Randolph are both Dharma heirs of Dainin Katagiri Roshi.
New to Dharma Field?
Dharma Field Meditation and Learning Center is a community dedicated to the practice of Zen and the teachings of Buddhism in a setting not bound to any one culture. We welcome everyone.
Fulfilling Our Mission
At our center in Minneapolis we offer daily meditation, sesshins, Dharma talks, social and special events, as well as volunteer opportunities open to all. We also offer a multi-year curriculum in Buddhist studies and study groups which provide a thorough background in the teachings of the Buddha, Zen, and the Wisdom teachings of the Mahayana. If you’re new, click here for suggestions as to where and how to begin exploring our offerings.
On our website you may access online Dharma talks and read selected Buddhist sutras and a variety of articles written by our teachers. Register online for sesshins, classes, membership, and other offerings. Books and meditation cushions are found in the resources section of our website. If you’re new, click here for suggestions as to where and how to begin exploring our offerings.
Affiliated practice centers
Bluestone Zen Practice Center
Winona Zen Practice Center