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Featured Photo: December 14

Congratulations to Kanshin Allison Tait, the City Center shuso. Photos by Shundo David Haye.

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January Art Show: Kazuaki Tanahashi

Ideography and Beyond – An Exhibition of Brushwork by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Opening reception: Friday, January 5, 7:30 – 9 pm

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Sanctuary Today: Exploring Sanctuary and Action – An Evening of Education and Discussion

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 to 9 pm
City Center Dining Room, 300 Page Street, SF

San Francisco Zen Center invites you to a presentation by two young immigrants who will discuss the challenges they and others who are undocumented are facing.

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Featured Photo 2: December 14

The Green Gulch Farm Fall 2017 Practice Period group. Photo by Lin Maslow.

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Holiday Shopping at Zen Center Bookstore

Visit the Zen Center Bookstore at City Center, 300 Page Street, for an array of unique gifts. In addition to a wide collection of books, find many original items, handcrafted pottery and ceramics, malas, lovely incense sets, and temple and altar items.

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Featured Photo: December 7

Dawn from the rooftop of San Francisco Zen Center’s Beginner’s Mind Temple in San Francisco.

Photograph by Shundo David Haye and “Right Speech” calligraphy by Gendo Lucy Xiao.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation 禅修入门: New Class Series Taught in Mandarin Chinese

by Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道)

Recently I gave meditation instruction at SFZC’s City Center. When I asked the newcomers what brought them to meditation, one person mentioned “peace of mind,” and another said “to be freed from suffering.” It struck me that no matter who we are, there is a common thread that brings us to practice—our inner-most desire to be freed from suffering and to live in peace and happiness.

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Featured Photo November 30

Tassajara persimmons in November. Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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Year-end Greetings from the Abbatial Leadership, Teachers, and Zen Center Community

Dear Dharma Friends,

Today’s fast-paced and painfully polarized world presents special challenges for all of us committed to the Dharma practice of “right speech.” For most of us this is particularly true in the digital realm where there is a strong impulse to react immediately.

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December Art Show: James Ong

December 1 – 31
In the City Center Art Lounge, 300 Page Street, SF

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