by Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道)
Recently I gave meditation instruction at SFZC’s City Center. When I asked the newcomers what brought them to meditation, one person mentioned “peace of mind,” and another said “to be freed from suffering.” It struck me that no matter who we are, there is a common thread that brings us to practice—our inner-most desire to be freed from suffering and to live in peace and happiness.
Dear Dharma Friends,
Today’s fast-paced and painfully polarized world presents special challenges for all of us committed to the Dharma practice of “right speech.” For most of us this is particularly true in the digital realm where there is a strong impulse to react immediately.
Ceramics by Richard Urban
City Center, 300 Page Street, SF
November 24 – December 1
During the holiday season, San Francisco Zen Center will be hosting a food drive in collaboration with the San Francisco Food Bank. A large barrel in the City Center lobby is available to receive your donations of nonperishable food items (no glass containers). Donations of food will be accepted through December.
Saturday, November 11, 2 pm in the Green Gulch Garden
Honoring Yvonne Rand and the Jizo Garden at Green Gulch by Wendy Johnson and Jizo Dedication by Chris Fortin