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August Art Exhibit Shows Images from Home — Tibet

Tibet: Images from Home
Photographs by Tsarong Jampa Thinlay and Paintings by S. Newman Read more

Meeting Conflict with Compassion: An Interview with Jisho Lisa Hoffman

by Jay Pennington, Sangha News editor

Lisa HoffmanA coach, consultant and Zen priest, Lisa Hoffman has had 25 years of experience guiding the leadership of nonprofit organizations, gaining useful experience in skillfully handling conflict of various kinds. On Saturday, August 16, she shares what she has learned both in the working world and through the dharma, in the afternoon workshop Meeting Conflict with Compassion at City Center. Below she answers a few questions about this universal topic, offering some clues about how Buddhist teachings can help us approach disagreement and anger skillfully. Read more

Local Zen: Places to Practice in San Francisco

Local Zen Map_x600Having featured Branching Streams sangha profiles for four affiliated member groups in far-flung locations over the past several months, Sangha News turns its focus local, to the many Soto Zen groups within the Suzuki Roshi lineage that have sprung up right around SFZC. This first local article provides a flavor for five such sanghas just within the city limits, while future articles are planned to address other parts of the Bay Area. Below are brief descriptions of the colorful San Francisco sangha life from these groups beyond 300 Page Street.* Read more

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TassNow: July 28-Aug 3, Availability at Tassajara

Here are some options for a last-minute getaway to Tassajara! Single- and double-night stays available in private cabins during the week as well as three- to four-night opportunities in the dorms. Single nights of guest practice are also available.

Tassajara last minute room availability for July 28-August 3:

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Furniture Needed for New Cloud Hall Student Housing

The Green Gulch Farm Cloud Hall Student Housing project is nearing completion and we are very excited that some of our Zen students will soon be residing in this renovated space. Read more

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Volunteer Needed for GGF Garden Items at SF Ferry Plaza Stand

A volunteer is needed to help at the Green Gulch produce stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market in San Francisco. Responsibility would be primarily for selling the flower bouquets, herbs, and fruit, from approximately 7 – 11 am every Saturday. Full commitment through September is preferred, but all are encouraged to inquire. Reply to Lauren Bouyea at garden@sfzc.org.

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TassNow: July 19-24, Availability at Tassajara

Tassajara has 5 nights available (add the Thriving in Uncertainty retreat!) in shared housing (male) as well as some single nights in various accommodations from July 19-24.

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Jul

TassNow: Limited Availability July 11-18

Tassajara is near full capacity this week with very few last minute room availabilities in the men’s and women’s dorm. The Stone Suite is available the night of Monday July 14.

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Exploring the Inner and Outer Worlds through Zen, Photography and Hiking at Green Gulch

Text and photos by Shundo David Haye

Zen teacher and photographer Shundo Haye is someone who loves the outdoors. He describes the delightful peculiarities of the Green Gulch terrain and offers a selection of photos from his own explorations in a slideshow below. He co-leads The Inner and Outer Worlds: A Daylong Retreat with Zen, Photography and Hiking, with Jokai Carolyn Cavanagh on Saturday, August 9. Read more

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Writing from the Senses, at Green Gulch Farm

Join author Laura Deutsch and Zen teacher Reirin Gumbel on August 2 for a workshop where fresh writing can grow out of the inspiring natural and contemplative setting. Using Green Gulch as a canvas, delightful and unusual sensory prompts will help writers tap into their best material, enriching memory and story with imagery and detail. Sessions will take place in the garden and zendo in addition to the Wheelwright Center. Read more