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A Letter from SFZC President Susan O’Connell

As a result of the fire, Tassajara guest season will not reopen this summer. “Fire has been and will continue to be a part of the life of Tassajara,” writes Susan O’Connell. “She is a great teacher of the practice of impermanence.”
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Soberanes Fire Update, August 17

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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Soberanes Fire Update, August 16

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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Recent Articles

20
Aug
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Sitting With Fire—Again: Colleen Morton Busch

Colleen Morton Busch, author of Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire about the 2008 fire that threatened Tassajara, has written an op-ed for the Monterey Herald about this summer’s fire threat. You can read it here.

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16
Aug
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Soberanes Fire Updates, August 15

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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10
Aug
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GGF Ecosattvas Hunt Down the MOOP

Green Gulch Farm resident Ecosattvas woke up early on their sleep-in day on Friday, July 15, to embark upon a bodhisattva treasure hunt along the stretch of Highway One, writes farm manager Qayyum Johnson.

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10
Aug
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Tassajara Prepares for Fire

As the Soberanes Fire approaches, the remaining residents at Tassajara – with the help of some very good equipment and a highly-trained crew – are ready for anything. We are posting daily updates on Facebook and our Sangha News blog.

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10
Aug
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Books for Outreach

We are now accepting donations of books for the October sale which helps to support San Francisco Zen Center’s outreach programs.

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10
Aug
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Remembering Hiroshima with a Thousand Cranes

In commemoration of Hiroshima Day, August 6, we created 1,000 origami cranes, long associated with the desire for world peace. At both City Center and Tassajara, many hands folded the cranes and strung them on threads to create the display.

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8
Aug
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Tassajara Urgently Needs a Mechanic

Tassajara is urgently requesting the assistance of an experienced two-stroke engine mechanic, preferably with experience on Rotax engines.

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