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Featured Photo August 16

Rinso-in, the temple in Japan where Shunryu Suzuki Roshi was the resident priest. It is now overseen by his son Hoitsu and grandson Shungo. Photo from 1996 by Bill Schwob.

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Meet a Member and Support the Membership Drive

We are half-way through our August Membership Drive and are pleased to welcome over 33 new members to the San Francisco Zen Center community.

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Book Event with Tim Burkett: Zen in the Age of Anxiety

Dharma Talk and Book Signing – Zen in the Age of Anxiety: Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives

Saturday, September 15, 10 am – noon
City Center, 300 Page Street, SF

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17
Aug

Featured Photo August 23

Great Egret landing—at Green Gulch Farm. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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16
Aug

September Art Show: Smithy Blackwell

In the City Center Art Lounge, 300 Page Street, San Francisco, 94102

Drawing with an eye-dropper and sumi-e ink, I aim to reproduce, not so much the reality, rather its sentiment or felt nature, which in Japanese can be called Kokoro mochi—the moving spirit.

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6
Aug

SFZC Summer Membership Drive

Join Today!

This month is our annual Membership Drive and during the next few weeks we will explore the many types of connections at San Francisco Zen Center. How do we connect to admirable friends and inspiring teachings?

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6
Aug

Featured Photo August 9 – Jukai / Lay Initiation at City Center

Jukai / Lay Ordination at City Center on Friday, July 20, 2018. Congratulations to those receiving the precepts! Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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16
Jul

Featured Photo July 19

July raspberries at Green Gulch Farm. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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9
Jul

Join Us for Zazen in the Online Zendo

Every weekday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 (PST), members of the SFZC’s Online Sangha engage in the fundamental practice of zazen, wholehearted sitting. You are warmly invited to join in this silent meditation hall, enjoying the wordless encouragement of other practitioners.

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5
Jul

TassNow: Remaining August Availability

In the Mountains on a Summer Day, by Li Bai (trans. Arthur Waley, 1919).

Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.

Here are some one-night and multi-night stays at the end of August:

Holds for the retreat running 8/30-9/3 will be released on 8/23

Creekside housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
8/21 in Stone 3

8/22 in Pine 1

8/26 in Stone 2

8/28 in Cabin 15

8/29 in Pine 2

Mountain Path housing:
8/29 in 3A

8/30 – 9/3 (four nights) in yurt 1
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5
Jul

Vietnamese Nuns Visit Tassajara

Inspiring Presence of Ni Su Thuan Tue and Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen
by Keiryu Liên Shutt

In mid-June, I was fortunate to be able to bring Ni Su Thuan Tue and her Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Vietnamese Zen) contingent to Tassajara, thanks to Tanto Greg Fain’s invitation for her to offer teaching to the students.

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