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Photos by Steph Wenderski Blank

Nurturing Zazen Mind through Apprenticeships

The Guest Program Plus a New Kitchen Program at Green Gulch

Expanding the options for residential training, the staff at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center are pleased to launch a new Kitchen Apprenticeship Program beginning in February 2016. The program will be offered three times a year in tandem with the periods of the continuing Guest Program Apprenticeship, launched last year. Read more


Season Wraps Up for Farm Apprentices

Last week the farm and garden apprentices completed their six-month program at Green Gulch Farm. Apprentices made up two-thirds of the farm crew, shown below with Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson. Thanks to all on this crew and the garden crew (not shown) for their hard work and practice this season! Read more


Early Fall News and Reflections from Green Gulch Farm

The lovely bird song of summer is now replaced by occasional bird calls and lots of industrious rustling in bushes and dry grasses. The hills are brown and water is scarce. The air is a little cooler with a suggestion of rain. Read more


Free Mulch Available from City Center

The City Center Garden received a great donation of mulch. As we have used as much as we need and there is still plenty to share, we would like to offer you as much mulch as you would like to take. Read more

(c) Sacaramento Bee / Manny Crisostomo

Retreating and Resetting at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Article by Jack Chang from the Sacramento Bee

In this article for a Sacramento newspaper, published earlier this month, Jack Chang describes his stay at our temple in Marin County, where he fell into the experience with beginner’s mind: Read more


Featured Photo, September 9

Photo by Romy Senderos

Roses gracing the garden at Tassajara, where the final days of guest season are approaching–this weekend. Read more


Featured Photo, September 2

Photo by David Silva

This exquisite photo of one of the many wild quail frequently seen around Green Gulch Farm is a reminder of the beauty that can be found in what is common. Read more


Clara House Families Enjoy a Day at Green Gulch

Last week, Green Gulch Farm welcomed families from Clara House for a day of fun in the country, including a tour, lunch and time at the beach. Read more


Flower Delivery for Buddha

Shown below is a typical flower delivery from Green Gulch Farm for adorning City Center altars every week. Read more


Volunteers Needed for a Day in the Country

Photo: Valerie Boquet

Photo: Valerie Boquet

On Wednesday, August 12, Green Gulch Farm will be hosting families from Clara House. Clara House, a neighbor of City Center on Page Street, provides housing and services for families in transition, and Zen Center has been involved with them for many years.

Once a year we bring the parents and children to the farm for a tour, lunch and time at the beach. We usually leave around 9:30 or 10 and are back in the city by 4. We are looking for people who can offer rides to the families on that day. Once we get to Green Gulch, you are invited to spend as much or as little time with the children as you wish.

If you are interested in this, or have questions, please contact Jeffrey Schneider at 415.354.0379 or at