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May

SFZC Director of Development Position Open

If you are an experienced fund raiser with major gifts expertise and strong leadership skills and an interest in working at one of the leading Buddhist practice and training centers in the West, please contact Vice President Susan O’Connell – vicepresident@sfzc.org. A detailed description is available in PDF. Read more

16
May

The Third Turning of the Wheel

“In The Third Turning of the Wheel, Zen master Reb Anderson draws on his forty years of meditation practice and his profound study of Buddhist psychology to illuminate the second-century Samdhinirmocana Sutra, a long-neglected but seminal work that attempts to reconcile Shakyamuni Buddha’s early teaching with later Mahayana thought.” – from cover description
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15
May

Awakening in the Twilight Years

The Beyond Measure School for Contemplative Care

The mission of Beyond Measure School for Contemplative Care is to foster awakening, dignity, and harmony in the twilight years of life through engagement with contemplative practices. Beyond Measure is a collaboration between Jennifer Block, the former Education Director at Zen Hospice Project, and the San Francisco Zen Center.

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15
May

Summer Grasses: How-To Haiku

Green Gulch Farm
Sat, June 9, 1 – 5 pm
with Daigan Lueck and Gary Gach Read more

15
May

Featured Photo May 16

Participants in the “Great Assembly” Sesshin at Tassajara, April 29-May 4, led by Tenshin Reb Anderson and Sojun Mel Weitsman. Read more

15
May

Greens Restaurant Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with Special Dinner

Sunday, May 27 – two seatings: 5:30-6:45pm and 7:30-9pm

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Greens Restaurant will host a special dinner featuring a seasonal menu prepared by Executive Chef Annie Somerville. Read more

11
May

Pathways to Gratefulness

A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L) and luminaries from diverse fields will join together for Pathways to Gratefulness (PDF) – an unprecedented one-day conference celebrating the practice of grateful living based on the teachings of Brother David Steindl-Rast – at The Palace of Fine Arts on Saturday, June 23, 10am-5pm.

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10
May

Making Time for a Still, Quiet Place:

The Summer Retreat

Teah Strozer, guiding teacher at the Brooklyn Zen Center and a practice leader at SFZC, will be coming to City Center to lead three weeks of study, mindful work, and zazen during the annual Summer Retreat (July 14 – August 4). This annual, intensive period of practice, which will explore the concept of time, will end with a 5-day sesshin.

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9
May

Connecting the Dots: An interview with Shinji Eshima

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7
May

50-Year Alumni Gathering at Tassajara

Just before guest season opened, 59 SFZC alumni gathered to participate in a four-day retreat.  The schedule included morning zazen and service with the resident community and free time for hiking, yoga, bathing and pure enjoyment of Tassajara.

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