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30
Mar

Shuso Shindo Shines

City Center shuso Shindo Gita Gayatri completed her training with the Shuso Ceremony on March 26, 2016, at the end of the Winter Practice Period, led by Ryushin Paul Haller. Read more

28
Mar

TassNow: Early Birds, Sweet Spring

Early birds and the sweet spring air are bustling and rustling through lots of open space at Tassajara.

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23
Mar

Giver, Receiver and Gift: Cooking Great Food for the Winter Shelter Program

San Francisco Zen Center volunteers came together in the City Center kitchen on three Sundays this year to cook dinner for the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s Winter Shelter Program. Read more

23
Mar

‘Don’t Be a Jerk’, with Brad Warner, April 8

In his new book, Don’t Be a Jerk, radical writer Brad Warner offers an update of Dogen’s Shobogenzo, “a very long, very old book.” He’ll be discussing Don’t Be a Jerk at City Center on April 8; in the meantime, he explains why he thinks Dogen was a punk-rock Buddhist.

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23
Mar

A Poem in Response to Suzuki Roshi

Award-winning poet Brynn Saito, intrigued by the teachings of Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki, shares with us her poem in response to the master’s teaching. Read more

18
Mar

The Littlest Bodhisattva

Tassajara monks Lauren and Kogen Dito-Keith are delighted to announce the birth of baby Calliope. Born on Saturday, March 12, at 1:11am, and named after the muse of epic poetry, Calliope Gail Dito-Keith is 7.1 lbs and 19in long, and “perfect in every way”, according to her parents – indeed, she’s “a babe in the world in five aspects complete”, as Kogen’s teacher Eijun Linda Cutts commented. Read more

10
Mar

Book Sale to Benefit Zen Center Outreach Programs

The Zen Center outreach programs for prisoners, the homeless, indigent families, etc. are largely funded by our twice annual book sales. The upcoming book sale is the week of Saturday, April 2 – Saturday, April 9, 2016 at City Center.

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