December 1 – 31 in the Art Lounge at 300 Page Street, SF, 94102
Reception: Friday, December 13, 7:30 – 9 pm
The fountain in the courtyard at City Center, with floating maple leaf. Photo by Clare Hollander.
Sejiki is a traditional Japanese Zen Buddhist ceremony for the spirits of departed ones. This powerful ceremony summons forth all restless spirits and pacifies agitation and violence within and without. At City Center, residents, guests, and families from Clare House in San Francisco dress in costumes both simple and elaborate. These are photos from past celebrations by unknown photographers.
November 1 – 23 in the Art Lounge at 300 Page Street, SF, 94102
Reception: Friday, November 1, 7:30 – 9 pm
Reading by Tassajara Creek. Practice period is in its third week, and it is still warm enough in the afternoons to sit by the creek, and to enjoy soaking one’s feet and listening to the water and the breeze in the trees. Photo by Shundo David Haye.
Green Gulch Farm’s fall 2018 pumpkin harvest. Photo by Clare Hollander.
Engaged Buddhism and Ensuring Democracy in the 2020 Elections
Sunday, October 20, 1 – 4 pm
with Chris Fortin, Sue Moon, Hozan Alan Senauke
Sole Stop SF is a non-profit that provides socks and shoes to homeless men and women.
You can participate by placing your donations in the barrel provided in the Beginner’s Mind Temple/City Center lobby at 300 Page Street or through the Sole Stop web site.
Congratulations to three newly ordained priests! On Saturday, September 14, Dillon Balmaceda, Myles Cowherd, and Eli Brown-Stevenson received priest ordination in a ceremony at Beginner’s Mind Temple. Photos by Elliot Charney.
October 1 – 30
San Francisco Zen Center Art Lounge
300 Page Street, SF 94102
Reception: TBA (October 4 date has been canceled)