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Posts from the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

9
Sep
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Featured Photo, September 10

Soon we’ll be wishing a farewell to summer for another year, but there’s always the warmth of sangha, as demonstrated by this girls’ group from the previous Coming of Age Program. Applicants are now being accepted for the next yearlong program, which begins September 21. Read more

2
Sep
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Cleaning Up the Star Route to Green Gulch

The post below written by Green Gulch Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson makes for a special tribute to work and workers following the Labor Day holiday. Read more

26
Aug
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Writing to Angulimala: The Zen Center Prison Correspondence Program

by Jeffrey Schneider, Outreach Coordinator
(Artwork by prisoners*)

I often look up from my desk at a drawing, rendered in almost photographic realism, of Suzuki Roshi. It was sent to me by one of my prison pen pals. Armando is on death row in San Quentin, and we’ve been corresponding for several years now. Read more

26
Aug
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Art Exhibit, September 2014: Awakened Beings

Awakened Being2Mixed Media by Chloe La Bare

September 2014
in the City Center Art Lounge
300 Page Street, San Francisco

Reception: Thursday, Sep 4, 6:30 pm
Includes original storytelling by award-winning performer Alicia Dattner, and live music by songwriter Aliza Hava, beginning at 7 pm. Read more

19
Aug
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It Isn’t Easy Being Red, Either: Frog Greeting Green Gulch Creek Restoration is Protected Species

This month as a big portion of the construction on buildings at Green Gulch Farm is wrapping up, the Green Gulch Creek Restoration Project is taking off. This work aims to recreate a more natural meandering course for the creek instead of being restricted by a concrete channel, thus enhancing native riparian habitat for many species and widening the floodplain.

On Wednesday of last week, there was great excitement as a worker discovered a live member of a threatened species that the project aims to benefit: a California red-legged frog. Here are a few images of the strikingly marked creature. Read more

12
Aug
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A Warm and Present History: A Tribute to the Archivists Who Visited City Center

by Chris Shelton (photos by Jesse Stanley)

For the fifth year in a row now, City Center has had the pleasure of hosting a group of students from the Information School of the University of Washington, whose annual visit helps Zen Center organize and safeguard a mountain of records of all kinds from all three temples, one handful at a time. Read more

12
Aug
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Featured Photo, August 13: Spotlight on the Zen Center Archives

Representing just a small sample of the SFZC relics and records that the visiting University of Washington archivists work to preserve (see related article), these photos were taken during HH. the Dalai Lama’s visit to Green Gulch Farm in 1979. Read more

5
Aug
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Kids Harvest Potatoes and Education at Green Gulch Farm

Photo and caption by Donn DeAngelo (posted to SFZC’s Facebook page July 31)

Below are kids from San Francisco’s CommunityGrows after harvesting potatoes and having a Green Dragon Zen Temple experience at Green Gulch Farm on July 29—part of the ongoing popular Green Gulch Children’s Education Program.
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30
Jul
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Excerpt from Not Always So by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

This slide show contains an excerpt from the chapter titled “Enjoy Your Life” in Not Always So by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. The book is based on Suzuki Roshi’s lectures that were selected and edited by Edward Brown. The photos of Tassajara in this slide show were taken over the last three months of summer guest season by Shundo David Haye.

This summer Sojun Mel Weitsman will be leading a retreat at Tassajara which will focus on the teachings of Suzuki Roshi, Presenting Suzuki Roshi’s Teachings. In addition, Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn, also a student of Suzuki Roshi, leads a class this fall at City Center on Suzuki Roshi’s Way of Practice.

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23
Jul
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August Art Exhibit Shows Images from Home — Tibet

Tibet: Images from Home
Photographs by Tsarong Jampa Thinlay and Paintings by S. Newman Read more