Service is practice, and practice is service.
A Bodhisattva is one who has taken the vow to become awakened for the sake of all beings–to live and be lived for the benefit of others. In this video excerpt Kai Ji Jeffrey Schneider shares reflections and stories on the Bodhisattva vow and how we express it in our daily lives.
Kai Ji Jeffrey Schneider is the Outreach Coordinator at San Francisco Zen Center and will be co-leading with Myogen Kathryn Stark Awakening Through Service a 13-week course that starts September 13. The course will provide training and spiritual support for those currently engaged in community service as professionals or volunteers, or those looking to get more involved. Read more
Late August and early September opportunities abound at Tassajara! Read more
The main point of meditation is the same for all humans: to rest in the ultimate, and to experience the connection between ultimate and conditioned existence, in the present moment. To do this, we sit in an upright, aligned way, one with the universe by nature of being composed of its elements, naturally receiving it in and offering it out through the process of normal breathing. Read more
In this post from the Branching Streams website, City Center teacher Kanzan David Zimmerman reflects on his three-month fellowship stay at Brooklyn Zen Center in New York, which just came to a close. The Visiting Teacher Fellowship Program, launched this spring with David as the first fellow, is an exciting new way SFZC can support its affiliate sanghas. Read more
Saturday, August 22
After lecture (around 11 am – 12 pm) Read more