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28
Feb

Featured Photo March 1

City Center Spring Equinox altar. Photo by Chris Shelton.

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22
Feb

Featured Photo February 22

Green Dragon Temple outdoor Jizo altar, February 8, 2018. Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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15
Feb

The Still Point by Mary Mocine

The title of my retreat at Tassajara is “Finding Stillness Amid the Storm of Legal Practice.” This notion of stillness is central to a useful law practice, I believe. It is not a static or sort of dead stillness. It is instead alert and willing and ready, yet balanced and grounded. Implicit here is a great freedom that arises from nonattachment. Read more

15
Feb

Like a Fish in a Puddle

Nenju ceremony by Renshin Bunce

by Zenshin Greg Fain, Tanto (head of practice) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

During practice period at Tassajara, on the day before a personal day, we celebrate the ceremony of Nenju, renewing our commitment to practice and anticipating a little extra time to go for a hike, do laundry, what have you. The kokyo or chant leader solemnly intones an invocation for us all, one of which begins:

Carefully listen everyone.

Twenty-five centuries, three years ago, the great Tathagata entered nirvana.

When this day is gone, your life also decreases.

Like a fish in a puddle, what pleasure is there here?

After the events of January 27, I will forever hear those words in a very particular and personal way. Read more

14
Feb

March Art Show: Mark Johnsen

Stone Scrolls

March 1 – 31
Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center Art Lounge, 300 Page Street, San Francisco

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12
Feb

Call for applications for SFZC Major Gifts & Legacy Officer

Position Overview: San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) is looking for a Major Gifts & Legacy Officer who will be responsible for growing the major gifts program by cultivating and stewarding existing major donors, and especially identifying and qualifying prospects in our database for major gifts potential.

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8
Feb

Sesshin Kitchen Volunteers Needed

The City Center kitchen is looking for volunteers to help prepare food in support of City Center’s Spring Sesshin, March 17 – 24.

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7
Feb

Featured Photo February 8

The lower garden roses at Tassajara in May. Photo by Valerie Boquet.

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7
Feb

Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco

San Francisco Zen Center is a Community Partner at this year’s Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Thursday, February 22 – Saturday, February 24.

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