Inspiring Presence of Ni Su Thuan Tue and Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen
by Keiryu Liên Shutt
In mid-June, I was fortunate to be able to bring Ni Su Thuan Tue and her Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Vietnamese Zen) contingent to Tassajara, thanks to Tanto Greg Fain’s invitation for her to offer teaching to the students.
Saturday, July 7
West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806
9:30 am – 10:30 am — Zazen
11 am – noon — Ceremonies, Teachings, and Testimonials
San Francisco Zen Center joins with others throughout the country to deplore the cruel practice of separating families seeking asylum at our borders.
Dear Sangha Friends,
I am very happy to announce to the wider sangha changes coming up next year in the Abbatial Leadership at San Francisco Zen Center. Upon recommendation of the Elders Council, the Board unanimously and enthusiastically has invited Tenzen David Zimmerman to become the next Abiding Abbot of City Center. Read more
Dharma Talk and Book Signing – Zen in the Age of Anxiety: Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives
Saturday, September 15, 10 am – noon
City Center, 300 Page Street, SF
Sunday, May 6, 5 – 7 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Avenue
This is a rare opportunity to hear many concerned and deeply informed people speak to the suffering in this Buddhist country. There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome for Rohingya Muslim relief and interfaith dialog in Myanmar.
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