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Beyond Clickbait and Backbiting

Former journalist and self-confessed internet addict Djinn Gallagher explains how she’s wrestling with the dualism of the digital world.

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Plan to Make a Difference

Legacy Giving and Estate Planning for Everyone
Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 – ­ 4:30 pm
Abacus Wealth Partners, 101 S. Main Street, Sebastopol
No charge

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‘Only Love Dispels Hate': A Statement from Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts

On behalf of San Francisco Zen Center I join with all of you in grieving over the violence in the past weeks throughout the world.

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13
Jul
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Great Spirit Sangha Confirms its First Shuso

Great Spirit Sangha completed its spring 2016 practice period on May 1, with the Shuso Ceremony of Kirk Phillips (Ten Zan Kai Do). Read more

12
Jul

Board Chair Statement, July 12, 2016

Dear sangha members, larry-bye2

This is the first of more regular updates from me as the Board Chair to keep the wider sangha up to date on the work of the board and our short- and long-term priorities.

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8
Jul

TassNow: It’s Getting Hot in Here . . . Hello July!

Photo by Margo MoritzWhile the temperature rises, more and more lovely friends make their adventurous trek to Tassajara. This month is very crowded and cozy. To find out if multi-night stays are available, please call us directly to see if anyone has cancelled at the last minute! Read more

6
Jul
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Call for Volunteers to Help Publish Recordings of Dharma Talks at GGF

We are looking for volunteers with some technical skills to help make possible one of our most widely valued offerings — publishing our dharma talks online. Read more

21
Jun
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The Dharma of Peace, the Mountain of Silence: Practicing Zen in Medellín, Colombia

A community of practitioners in Medellín, Colombia, is working for peace and reconciliation in a deeply troubled country. Here they describe their wide-ranging and dedicated practice. Read more

17
Jun
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Eyes of Compassion for the Victims of Orlando

Adapted from City Center Tanto David Zimmerman’s opening remarks at a memorial service on June 13, 2016, for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

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8
Jun
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The Background to Philip Whalen’s Jizo Poem

Last week, David Schneider came to City Center to read from his new book about a former City Center resident, Beat poet Philip Whalen. Here is a picture – and a transcript – of a broadside that Philip created in 1981, bordered by six “Siddham” letters drawn by David Schneider.

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