Three Dharma teachers are available for guidance and instruction. Bev Forsman is Dharma heir of Steve Hagen, Dharma Field’s founding teacher. Senior teachers Steve Hagen and Norm Randolph are both Dharma heirs of Dainin Katagiri Roshi.
While fulfilling the role of head teacher at Dharma Field, 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 his successor in June 2012. Long-distance members may contact the office if interested in setting up an appointment for dokusan with Bev via Skype.
Letters from Emptiness [a writing collection]
Steve Hagen has been a student of Buddhist thought and practice since 1967. In 1975 he became a student of Dainin Katagiri Roshi in Minneapolis and was ordained in 1979. He has studied with teachers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and in 1989 received Dharma transmission (endorsement to teach) from Katagiri. He founded Dharma Field in November 1997 and stepped aside from the head teacher position June 1, 2012.
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.
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.