Two Dharma teachers are available for guidance and instruction. Head Teacher Steve Hagen and Senior Teacher Norm Randolph are both Dharma heirs of Dainin Katagiri Roshi.
Steve Hagen is the founder and head of Dharma Field and has been a student of Buddhist thought and practice since 1967. In 1975 he began practicing with Dainin Katagiri Roshi in Minneapolis and was ordained by him in 1979. He has studied with teachers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and received Dharma transmission (endorsement to teach) from Katagiri Roshi in 1989.
See full biography of Steve Hagen including his books.
Norm Randolph is a senior teacher at Dharma Field. Born in San Francisco in 1943, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a psychology degree and worked in an Air Force psychiatric clinic. In 1969 he met Dainin Katagiri Roshi in San Francisco, and moved to Minneapolis when Katagiri Roshi went there in 1972. He was ordained in 1978 and received Dharma Transmission in 1989.
Bev Forsman continues to cultivate a life-long interest in the human condition. A student at Dharma Field since 1998, she began teaching curriculum classes in 2003. She was ordained by Steve Hagen in 2007, received Dharma transmission in 2010, and became head teacher of Dharma Field in June 2012. May 2014, she stepped aside from the head teacher position to pursue service outside the Zen community. (Click here for related information and links.)
Letters from Emptiness [a writing collection]
Lee Register has stepped away from his teaching position at Dharma Field to pursue other teaching opportunities. We acknowledge his many years of dedicated service and wish him well.