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Featured Photo Nov 28

On Sunday, Nov. 24 at Green Gulch Farm, Sonja Gardenswartz, Stephen Hale and Johan Ostlund were ordained as Soto Zen priests in a traditional ceremony called Shukke Tokudo. Congratulations to Sonja, Stephen and Johan!
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December Art Exhibit at City Center

Locustsongs by Locust

December 1-31

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Nov
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“Feeding the Hunger in All of Us” Food Drive

City Center is inviting sangha members to bring non-perishable food items to donate as part of this year’s food drive, which will take place from Thanksgiving Eve through Christmas. On Wednesday, November 21, there will be an evening service at 6:15pm which will include placing food offerings on the altar. Read more

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Featured Photo Nov 20

Tassajara bathhouse, Winter 2008.
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Nov
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New Liaison for Affiliate Sanghas

Branching Streams” is Zen Center’s network of affiliate sanghas, large and small, currently numbering thirty-six around the world, and growing. It was formed to support both the mutual relationships among the many groups in the Suzuki Roshi lineage, and their relationship with SFZC. Through the Branching Streams network we hope to nourish each other’s practice, and to find new ways to benefit each other.
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15
Nov
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Seven Days of Collecting the Mind

Join us for this time of deepening practice and celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Every year in December, Zen Buddhists around the world celebrate the enlightenment of the Buddha in a retreat called Rohatsu Sesshin. Rohatsu is Japanese for “eighth day of the twelfth month,” and sesshin means, “collecting the mind.” The retreat culminates with a celebration that takes place on the closest Saturday to December 8, which traditionally is the day Shakyamuni Buddha was enlightened.

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Nov
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“Genderbusters” Film Showing at City Center

Everyone is welcomed to join us to watch Genderbusters, a film written and directed by Sam Berliner. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:30-9pm
City Center, 300 Page Street, SF
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Featured Photo Nov 7

Abbot Myōgen Steve Stücky places Suzuki Roshi’s photo on the City Center Buddha Hall altar in a ceremony on Aug 13, part of the 2012 commemoration of Zen Center’s 50th anniversary of incorporation.

With gratitude to all, including the live stream team and the photographers, who participated in this year-long celebration, supporting and attending the events and activities reflecting 50 years of Zen Center’s wisdom and compassion. The final event is on Fri, Nov 9 with artist Bill Viola.

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Nov
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CIPL Energy Oscars

The California Interfaith Power & Light 2012 Energy Oscars
Tuesday, November 13 at Grace Cathedral
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Awards Ceremony

The RSVP deadline has been extended – please respond by November 7. RSVP online link

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