San Francisco Zen Center

San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen community where the offerings of zazen, study and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks.

All are welcome.

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Timeline Photos 09/18/2021

Journeying Through Grief and Change with Fearlessness: Jizo Practice Group
With Hoka Chris Fortin and Jennifer Block
Thursdays, October 14 โ€“ November 18, 5:00 โ€“ 6:30pm PT

Jizo Bodhisattva, an embodiment of fearlessness and persistence, walks into the fires of suffering, and accompanies all beings across to awakening. Together we will cultivate the qualities of Jizo: optimism, compassion, courage, and peace, to transform our losses. Register: https://www.sfzc.org/jizo-practice-group

Journeying Through Grief and Change with Fearlessness: Jizo Practice Group
With Hoka Chris Fortin and Jennifer Block
Thursdays, October 14 โ€“ November 18, 5:00 โ€“ 6:30pm PT

Jizo Bodhisattva, an embodiment of fearlessness and persistence, walks into the fires of suffering, and accompanies all beings across to awakening. Together we will cultivate the qualities of Jizo: optimism, compassion, courage, and peace, to transform our losses. Register: https://www.sfzc.org/jizo-practice-group

California Cuisine queen Deborah Madison pens a compelling memoir 09/17/2021

California Cuisine queen Deborah Madison pens a compelling memoir

Deborah Madison recently spoke with ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ about her memoir, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต: ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, which includes several chapters about her time at SFZC and her years as the founding chef of Greens Restaurant: https://bit.ly/3lhT6WA

@cookwithdeborahmadison

California Cuisine queen Deborah Madison pens a compelling memoir Her 14 cookbooks have sold more than 1.2 million copies, but Deborah Madisonโ€™s latest work, โ€˜An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables,โ€™ now out in paperback, isnโ€™t a cโ€ฆ

Timeline Photos 09/16/2021

Fall 2021 Practice Period at City Center: ONLINE OPTION
With Tenzen David Zimmerman
September 28 โ€“ December 4

This training period is a chance to develop and deepen your practice together with others in a supportive environment. The Online Practice Period includes access to the Online Portal, a weekly class on Karma taught by Abbot David Zimmerman, and small group meetings. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/fall-2021-practice-period-city-center

Fall 2021 Practice Period at City Center: ONLINE OPTION
With Tenzen David Zimmerman
September 28 โ€“ December 4

This training period is a chance to develop and deepen your practice together with others in a supportive environment. The Online Practice Period includes access to the Online Portal, a weekly class on Karma taught by Abbot David Zimmerman, and small group meetings. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/fall-2021-practice-period-city-center

Timeline Photos 09/16/2021

HeartMind: Art & Zen Workshop
With Suiko Betsy McCall and Seiho Qayyum Johnson
Friday โ€“ Sunday, October 8 โ€“ 10

In this workshop you will learn to meditate with inks as they move on the paper, to befriend your Inner Critic, and to source creative inspiration in Dogen's ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ. Learn more and register: https://www.sfzc.org/heartmind-workshop

(Image: "Matter of Everydayness" by Suiko Betsy McCall - Suiko art)

HeartMind: Art & Zen Workshop
With Suiko Betsy McCall and Seiho Qayyum Johnson
Friday โ€“ Sunday, October 8 โ€“ 10

In this workshop you will learn to meditate with inks as they move on the paper, to befriend your Inner Critic, and to source creative inspiration in Dogen's ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ. Learn more and register: https://www.sfzc.org/heartmind-workshop

(Image: "Matter of Everydayness" by Suiko Betsy McCall - Suiko art)

Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

How Many Lives? Hyakujo, the Fox, and the Law of Karma
With Anshi Zachary Smith and Shundo David Haye
Thursdays, September 30 โ€“ October 21, 7:30 โ€“ 9:00pm PT

The story of Hyakujo (Baizhang) and the fox, the second koan in the ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, provides an excellent basis for examining life and practice, cause and effect, myth and metaphor. In this class, we will study the koan, and commentaries both ancient and modern, in order to deeply understand its meaning. Register: www.sfzc.org/how-many-lives

(Image: Ohara Koson, 1877-1945)

How Many Lives? Hyakujo, the Fox, and the Law of Karma
With Anshi Zachary Smith and Shundo David Haye
Thursdays, September 30 โ€“ October 21, 7:30 โ€“ 9:00pm PT

The story of Hyakujo (Baizhang) and the fox, the second koan in the ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, provides an excellent basis for examining life and practice, cause and effect, myth and metaphor. In this class, we will study the koan, and commentaries both ancient and modern, in order to deeply understand its meaning. Register: www.sfzc.org/how-many-lives

(Image: Ohara Koson, 1877-1945)

A Roaming Monkโ€™s Guide to Walking San Francisco 09/15/2021

A Roaming Monkโ€™s Guide to Walking San Francisco

For ten years, SFZC priest and former resident Shundo David Haye has been leading quiet walks all over San Francisco. In an interview with ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ, he observes that some destinations โ€œare not hard-earned treasures, but the simple, restful pleasure of sitting under a tree and looking out over the city, taking moments to walk silently up quieter back streets and hidden staircases.โ€ Read more: https://bit.ly/394ZTNJ

A Roaming Monkโ€™s Guide to Walking San Francisco Serenity and inner solaceโ€Šโ€”โ€Šone step, one breath at a time

Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

Close at Hand
With Sam McWilliams and Ryuko Laura Burges
Saturday, September 25, 9:30am โ€“ 12:30pm PT

Many studies illuminate the calming and restorative effects of meditative drawing, and its positive effects on brain health and well-being. Everyone is welcome to join in this non-intimidating circle of community, as we enjoy drawing with beginnerโ€™s mind, whether we are experienced artists or have even declared, โ€œI canโ€™t draw.โ€ Learn more and register: www.sfzc.org/close-hand

(Drawings by Sam McWilliams)

Close at Hand
With Sam McWilliams and Ryuko Laura Burges
Saturday, September 25, 9:30am โ€“ 12:30pm PT

Many studies illuminate the calming and restorative effects of meditative drawing, and its positive effects on brain health and well-being. Everyone is welcome to join in this non-intimidating circle of community, as we enjoy drawing with beginnerโ€™s mind, whether we are experienced artists or have even declared, โ€œI canโ€™t draw.โ€ Learn more and register: www.sfzc.org/close-hand

(Drawings by Sam McWilliams)

Timeline Photos 09/12/2021

Engetsu Genki Lefevre is a Zen student and artist from Brazil who first came to San Francisco Zen Center in 2013. She sits with a sangha in Sao Paulo and connects with SFZC via online morning zazen: โ€œMy Zen practice is to see what is in front of me.โ€ Read more on the blog: https://www.sfzc.org/engetsu

Engetsu Genki Lefevre is a Zen student and artist from Brazil who first came to San Francisco Zen Center in 2013. She sits with a sangha in Sao Paulo and connects with SFZC via online morning zazen: โ€œMy Zen practice is to see what is in front of me.โ€ Read more on the blog: https://www.sfzc.org/engetsu

Timeline Photos 09/11/2021

With our acts of body, speech, and mind, may we dedicate ourselves to peacefulness so that the power of human goodness can overcome human folly and delusion. May all beings be free from suffering.

With our acts of body, speech, and mind, may we dedicate ourselves to peacefulness so that the power of human goodness can overcome human folly and delusion. May all beings be free from suffering.

Timeline Photos 09/10/2021

Our blog has a new look!

After ten years of posting SFZCโ€™s latest news and information, statements, ordinations, and human interest stories, we gave our blog, ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด, a much needed update and a new name: ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ. Take a look: https://blogs.sfzc.org/

Our blog has a new look!

After ten years of posting SFZCโ€™s latest news and information, statements, ordinations, and human interest stories, we gave our blog, ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด, a much needed update and a new name: ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ. Take a look: https://blogs.sfzc.org/

Timeline Photos 09/09/2021

Saturday One-Day Sitting Online with Furyu Nancy Schroeder
Saturday, October 2, 5:25am โ€“ 6:00pm PT

This online one-day sitting offers traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice. We ask those who join one-day sittings to commit to participating in the complete schedule. Please register by Tuesday, September 28. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/one-day-sitting-102

Saturday One-Day Sitting Online with Furyu Nancy Schroeder
Saturday, October 2, 5:25am โ€“ 6:00pm PT

This online one-day sitting offers traditional Soto Zen all-day meditation practice. We ask those who join one-day sittings to commit to participating in the complete schedule. Please register by Tuesday, September 28. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/one-day-sitting-102

Zen Music That Sounds Nothing Like โ€˜Zenโ€™ 09/08/2021

Zen Music That Sounds Nothing Like โ€˜Zenโ€™

โ€œDanielle Davis had brought her Eurorack synth to Green Gulch Farm, where she lived in a yurt with an itinerant roommate, leaving her plenty of space to conduct sound experiments."

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/soundness-of-mind-liila/

Zen Music That Sounds Nothing Like โ€˜Zenโ€™ An Instagram post sent a young composer on a pilgrimage, where he met a creative partner. The result: an album born during a Zen retreat.

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

Give the perfect gift with an SFZC Bookstore eGift Card! eGift Cards can be purchased for any value up to $200 and are redeemable for any and all items. Buy now: https://store.sfzc.org/s/gift-cards

Give the perfect gift with an SFZC Bookstore eGift Card! eGift Cards can be purchased for any value up to $200 and are redeemable for any and all items. Buy now: https://store.sfzc.org/s/gift-cards

โ€œDear Vaccineโ€ โ€“ Creating Community with Poetry | Sangha News Journal 09/05/2021

โ€œDear Vaccineโ€ โ€“ Creating Community with Poetry | Sangha News Journal

The Global Community Vaccine Poem project โ€œinvites all to share their voices to promote Covid-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry.โ€ Project founders David Hassler and Tyler Meier asked poet and educator Naomi Shihab Nye to write the projectโ€™s first poem. It begins:

๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ.
๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ.
๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด.
๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

Read more: https://blogs.sfzc.org/blog/2021/08/26/dear-vaccine/

โ€œDear Vaccineโ€ โ€“ Creating Community with Poetry | Sangha News Journal Naomi Shihab Nye, a long-time friend of San Francisco Zen Center, has co-led โ€œWords Under the Words,โ€ a poetry and Zen workshop, with Ryushin Paul Haller at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center for over fifteen years. Tova Green spoke with her about the โ€œDear Vaccineโ€ project.

Timeline Photos 09/04/2021

Fall 2021 Practice Period at City Center: ONLINE OPTION
With Tenzen David Zimmerman
September 28 โ€“ December 4

This training period is a chance to develop and deepen your practice together with others in a supportive environment. The Online Practice Period includes access to the Online Portal, a weekly class on Karma taught by Abbot David Zimmerman, and small group meetings. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/fall-2021-practice-period-city-center

Fall 2021 Practice Period at City Center: ONLINE OPTION
With Tenzen David Zimmerman
September 28 โ€“ December 4

This training period is a chance to develop and deepen your practice together with others in a supportive environment. The Online Practice Period includes access to the Online Portal, a weekly class on Karma taught by Abbot David Zimmerman, and small group meetings. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/fall-2021-practice-period-city-center

09/03/2021

Eight Silk Brocades Qigong with Sally Chang, Monday โ€“ Friday, September 13 โ€“ 17, 8:00 โ€“ 9:15am PT.

Deeply nourishing, grounding, and centering, the Eight Silk Brocades (Ba Duan Jin) is one of the oldest and most influential Qigong forms. This workshop is designed to help you create a regular daily home practice.

Register: www.sfzc.org/eight-silk-brocades-913-917

@SallyChang.EvergreenTaijiAcademy #taiji #qigong

Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

Close at Hand
With Sam McWilliams and Ryuko Laura Burges
Saturday, September 25, 9:30am โ€“ 12:30pm PT

Many studies illuminate the calming and restorative effects of meditative drawing, and its positive effects on brain health and well-being. Everyone is welcome to join in this non-intimidating circle of community, as we enjoy drawing with beginnerโ€™s mind, whether we are experienced artists or have even declared, โ€œI canโ€™t draw.โ€ Learn more and register: www.sfzc.org/close-hand

(Drawings by Sam McWilliams)

Close at Hand
With Sam McWilliams and Ryuko Laura Burges
Saturday, September 25, 9:30am โ€“ 12:30pm PT

Many studies illuminate the calming and restorative effects of meditative drawing, and its positive effects on brain health and well-being. Everyone is welcome to join in this non-intimidating circle of community, as we enjoy drawing with beginnerโ€™s mind, whether we are experienced artists or have even declared, โ€œI canโ€™t draw.โ€ Learn more and register: www.sfzc.org/close-hand

(Drawings by Sam McWilliams)

Timeline Photos 09/01/2021

Coming up Saturday, September 11, 2:00 โ€“ 4:00pm PT: Ross Gay, author of ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด, and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, author of ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, share their work and reflect on their writing process in ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ: ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. There will be time for discussion, questions, and answers. More info: www.sfzc.org/how-skim-cream

(Image of Ross by Natasha Komoda; image of Zenju by Vaschelle Andre)

Coming up Saturday, September 11, 2:00 โ€“ 4:00pm PT: Ross Gay, author of ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด, and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, author of ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, share their work and reflect on their writing process in ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ: ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. There will be time for discussion, questions, and answers. More info: www.sfzc.org/how-skim-cream

(Image of Ross by Natasha Komoda; image of Zenju by Vaschelle Andre)

Timeline Photos 08/30/2021

Understanding, Working With, and Ending Karma
With Tenzen David Zimmerman
Tuesdays, October 5 โ€“ November 23, 7:30 โ€“ 9:00pm PT

In this eight-week class, we will explore various aspects of karma, including distinctions between wholesome and unwholesome, personal and collective, the emptiness of karma, and reincarnation and rebirth. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/working-and-ending-karma

Understanding, Working With, and Ending Karma
With Tenzen David Zimmerman
Tuesdays, October 5 โ€“ November 23, 7:30 โ€“ 9:00pm PT

In this eight-week class, we will explore various aspects of karma, including distinctions between wholesome and unwholesome, personal and collective, the emptiness of karma, and reincarnation and rebirth. Learn more: www.sfzc.org/working-and-ending-karma

Timeline Photos 08/28/2021

Do you want to become more involved in the SFZC Online Practice Center? Weโ€™re looking for volunteers to join the online doanryo (the group of people who run the zendo and ceremonies). In particular, we need help in the evenings from 5:30 โ€“ 6:30pm PT, Monday through Friday. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact [email protected].

Do you want to become more involved in the SFZC Online Practice Center? Weโ€™re looking for volunteers to join the online doanryo (the group of people who run the zendo and ceremonies). In particular, we need help in the evenings from 5:30 โ€“ 6:30pm PT, Monday through Friday. Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact [email protected].

Timeline Photos 08/27/2021

How Many Lives? Hyakujo, the Fox, and the Law of Karma
With Anshi Zachary Smith and Shundo David Haye
Thursdays, September 30 โ€“ October 21, 7:30 โ€“ 9:00pm PT

The story of Hyakujo (Baizhang) and the fox, the second koan in the ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, provides an excellent basis for examining life and practice, cause and effect, myth and metaphor. In this class, we will study the koan, and commentaries both ancient and modern, in order to deeply understand its meaning. Register: www.sfzc.org/how-many-lives

(Image: Ohara Koson, 1877-1945)

How Many Lives? Hyakujo, the Fox, and the Law of Karma
With Anshi Zachary Smith and Shundo David Haye
Thursdays, September 30 โ€“ October 21, 7:30 โ€“ 9:00pm PT

The story of Hyakujo (Baizhang) and the fox, the second koan in the ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, provides an excellent basis for examining life and practice, cause and effect, myth and metaphor. In this class, we will study the koan, and commentaries both ancient and modern, in order to deeply understand its meaning. Register: www.sfzc.org/how-many-lives

(Image: Ohara Koson, 1877-1945)

Timeline Photos 08/25/2021

Coming up in September: Join Ryotan Cynthia Kear and Koshin Steven Tierney for ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†. After a brief discussion of the meaning and value of sanctuary, we will explore through the combined practices of Buddhism and recovery how we can embody sanctuary in all aspects of our lives. Four Tuesdays, September 7 โ€“ 28, 5:00 โ€“ 6:30 pm PT. Register: www.sfzc.org/sanctuary-embodiment

Coming up in September: Join Ryotan Cynthia Kear and Koshin Steven Tierney for ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†. After a brief discussion of the meaning and value of sanctuary, we will explore through the combined practices of Buddhism and recovery how we can embody sanctuary in all aspects of our lives. Four Tuesdays, September 7 โ€“ 28, 5:00 โ€“ 6:30 pm PT. Register: www.sfzc.org/sanctuary-embodiment

Videos (show all)

Qigong as Moving Meditation, Online 2/8 - 2/12
Midnight Burning Ceremony, SFZC, NYE 2013
The Fundamentals of Zazen
Deep appreciation and gratitude to all that helped to make our Emergency Fund Campaign a success. For more information o...
On this Memorial Day, we're sharing a message from Rev. Kลgen Keith who lives and works at Green Gulch Farm while servin...
Anshi Zachary Smith on his class Tozanโ€™s 5 Ranks which starts online on Monday May 4th. For more information and to regi...
How do City Center residents Cat and Eli cope when SIP with their small child, Maya? They follow the schedule, of course...
One Minute Dharma Talk wIth Tassajara Treasurer Greg Fain on how to practice with sudden change.
One Minute Dharma talk from Susan O'ConnellDogen's Tenzo Kyลkun offers simple but powerful advice for challenging times

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San Francisco, CA
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San Francisco Zen Center was established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (1904-1971) and his American students. Suzuki Roshi is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. The purpose of San Francisco Zen Center is to make accessible and embody the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha as expressed in the Soto Zen tradition established by Dogen Zenji in 13th-century Japan and conveyed to us by Suzuki Roshi and other Buddhist teachers. Our practice flows from the insight that all beings are Buddha, and that sitting in meditation is itself the realization of Buddha nature, or enlightenment. Today, San Francisco Zen Center is one of the largest Buddhist sanghas outside Asia. It has three practice places: City Center, in the vibrant heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, whose organic fields meet the ocean in Marin County; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Centerโ€”the first Zen training monastery in the Westโ€”in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. These three complementary practice centers offer daily meditation, regular monastic retreats and practice periods, classes, lectures, and workshops. Zen Center is a practice place for a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks guided by teachers who follow in Suzuki Roshi's style of warm hand and heart to warm hand and heart. All are welcome. Zen Center programs also reach out to the community, helping prisoners, the homeless, and those in recovery; protecting the environment; and working for peace. See our outreach program for details. Suzuki Roshi's disciples and students of his disciples now lead dharma groups around the country. Zen Center is supported by the generous donations of its members. http://www.sfzc.org/membership/
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