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Nov
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Suzuki Roshi Memorial – 40th Anniversary

Sun, Dec 4, 6:30am

During morning service on the first day of the Rohatsu Sesshin, there will be a ceremony at City Center to commemorate the death of SF Zen Center’s founder. Read more

29
Nov
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Featured Photo Nov 30

Waiting to serve oryoki lunch during practice period at Tassajara

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28
Nov
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December Art Exhibit at City Center

City Center Art Lounge, 300 Page Street, SF

Richard Urban ceramics and Hadley Northrop paintings Read more

23
Nov
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A Thanksgiving Blessing

SFZC Vice President Zesho Susan O’Connell has contributed to the Huffington Post’s compilation of “original thanksgiving prayers and blessings composed by our bloggers from diverse religious backgrounds.” Her thoughts on the Thanksgiving holiday are below. For the full article, click here.

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22
Nov
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Green Gulch Farm Wins 2011 Energy Oscar

Energy Oscars Recognize Wide Variety of Faith Efforts
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22
Nov
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Food Awareness Month

A report from Green Gulch Farm
by Nicole Zahm & Qayyum Johnson, residents of Green Gulch Farm

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22
Nov
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Featured Photo Nov 23

View from City Center: A misty, autumnal morning
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17
Nov
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Free – Large Succulents

Sat-Mon, Nov 19-21

City Center is culling its collection of established succulents and they will need new homes. Read more

16
Nov
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Practicing the Middle Way

An Interview with Zenkei Blanche Hartman and Shosan Victoria Austin

Shosan Victoria Austin, a yoga teacher for over twenty-five years, and Zenkei Blanche Hartman, former Abbess of City Center, will lead the next Practice Period, titled The Body as Great Vehicle Practice, starting January 21. Here they are, discussing the role of the body in Zen practice. Read more

16
Nov
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Working with Mysterious Activity

An Interview with Green Gulch Farm’s Mick Sopko

Can you say a little about your history with SFZC as a bread baker?

I came to Zen Center in 1977 or so and I worked in the Tassajara Bread Bakery in San Francisco from 1980-1993. I worked all kinds of different positions; making bread, pastry, cakes, as production manager, manager of the retail store…Eventually, SFZC sold the bakery and I inquired at [City Center], where Blanche Hartman was tenzo [head of the kitchen]; how would it be if I came in to use the kitchen and produce bread for the community?

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