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Mar
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The Five Precepts from Manzanita Village—as Discussed by Shahara Godfrey

On Wednesday evening, March 12, Dr. Shahara Godfrey spoke to us at City Center about precepts described in a way that can offer us wider understanding of the Buddha’s teaching regarding morals and ethics. Read more

25
Mar
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The Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series Turns to the Chinese Tradition

By Sachico Ohanks, Communications Coordinator, and Wendy Lewis, Curriculum Coordinator

When we enter our Buddhist practice, we usually come to a point—perhaps sometime after encountering our first koan—at which we begin to ask various questions: Why, When, Where, How? The Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at San Francisco Zen Center offers an opportunity to explore some of the historical texts, concepts and doctrines behind Buddhism today. Read more

25
Mar
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A White Tea Bowl: A Book Event Celebrating Mitsu Suzuki Sensei’s 100th Birthday

Great Temple Hall
I ladle sweet tea over Baby Buddha—
simple dharma bliss

Saturday, April 26, 2014
11 am – 12:30 pm
in the City Center dining room (free) Read more

25
Mar
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Spring Sit-a-Thon: A Fundraiser that Builds Community

by Nancy Petrin, Manager of Annual Fund and Membership

Year after year, the San Francisco Zen Center sangha has come together to support its temples, the teachings and the Dharma—and we wouldn’t exist without that support. We keep experimenting with offering ways to support Zen Center that nourish our sense of community along the way—from a “Zenefit” to auctions and raffles. And now the SIT-A-THON. Read more

25
Mar
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Featured Photo, March 26

Photo by Genine Lentine, outside City Center during sesshin, 2008 Read more

24
Mar
Photo: Shundo David Haye

Con el sol sobre mi espalda

por Pablo Gonzalez, miembro del grupo Dharma en Español

Los Rayos del Sol.

Son las 6:30 de la mañana. Es hora de levantarme. Tendré tiempo para caminar antes de impartir la conferencia. Este día no habrá meditación sentada, la meditación será caminando. Read more

24
Mar

SFZC Board Meeting Abbreviated Minutes (3/19/14)

The Board:

  • approved an amended Deed of Gift sending the Zen Center archives to Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • created a task force led by Bruce Fortin to consider the abbatial feedback process.
  • approved a resolution granting a further $25,000 to the Green Gulch septic repairs program.
19
Mar
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Hearing the Dharma—en Español: An Interview with Rev. Konin Melissa Cardenas

By Lee Lipp, SFZC Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Coordinator
(→ Go to Spanish version)

Konin Cardenas is, among many things, a Zen teacher and first-generation Latina. At City Center, she leads Dharma en Español, a Spanish-language Zen study group that meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Art Lounge. She responded recently to a few curious questions from me about the group and her experience of it. Read more

19
Mar
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Oyendo el Dharma en Español

Una entrevista con la Reverenda Konin Melissa Cardenas 
Por Lee Lipp, Coordinadora de Conciencia de Cultura e Inclusividad
(→ Go to English version)

Konin Cardenas es, entre muchas cosas, una maestra de Zen y una Latina de primera generación. En el Centro Zen de San Francisco (San Francisco Zen Center, SFZC) Centro en la Ciudad (City Center), ella guía “Dharma en Español”, un grupo de estudio de Zen en el lenguaje de español, el cual se reúne los miércoles de las 6:30 hasta las 7:30 de la noche, en el Salón de Arte. Ella respondió recientemente a unas preguntas curiosas de mí acerca del grupo y su experiencia con ello. Read more

18
Mar
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Spring! And So the Work Begins, with Words from Myogen on Work Practice

Usually people do work with some complicated idea in their mind that is something extra. And so, in this simple practice we look at—okay, how can you let go of anything extra, and just put yourself wholeheartedly into the work at hand?

Inspiring Words on Work from a 2013 Interview with Myogen Steve Stücky, produced by Judith Keenan Read more