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Nov

Featured Photo, November 6

Photos by Shundo David Haye

Last Thursday, October 31, City Center hosted children, parents and staff from Clara House (a transitional housing facility for families) for a Halloween costume dinner, followed by trick-or-treating within Zen Center residences. Below are some images from the adorably spooky evening. Follow this link for more about SFZC outreach activities. Read more

5
Nov

The Night We Summoned the Deceased

by Sachico Ohanks, SFZC Communications Coordinator

Last Thursday on Halloween night, City Center held its annual Sejiki Ceremony. Sejiki is a traditional Japanese Zen Buddhist ceremony for the spirits of departed ones.The Buddha Hall was transformed for the event. The altar stood at the back of the room instead of the front. The Buddha statues were covered in black cloth. And the walls were lined with disturbing images of phantoms and other-world beings. Read more

4
Nov

Notice of SFZC Board of Directors Meeting

The meetings of the SFZC Board of Directors are open to dues-paying members. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 2 pm in the Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm.  There is no meeting scheduled in December. The 2014 calendar is below. For more Board information, see the Governance page. Read more