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Posts from the ‘Giving’ Category

28
Mar

Become a Member of San Francisco Zen Center

“Vast intentions for universal awakening, social justice leadership, honest work, excellent teachers and program offerings and loving community practice.”  —What motivates Qayyum to be a member since 2006

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18
Dec

A Conversation on Right Speech with Abbess Fu Schroeder

Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Furyu Schroeder comments on Right Speech.

Q: What is the Buddhist precept on right speech?

Fu Schroeder: There are several of them: A disciple of Buddha does not lie, does not praise self at the expense of others, and does not slander.

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4
Dec

Featured Photo: December 7

Dawn from the rooftop of San Francisco Zen Center’s Beginner’s Mind Temple in San Francisco.

Photograph by Shundo David Haye and “Right Speech” calligraphy by Gendo Lucy Xiao.

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28
Nov

Year-end Greetings from the Abbatial Leadership, Teachers, and Zen Center Community

Dear Dharma Friends,

Today’s fast-paced and painfully polarized world presents special challenges for all of us committed to the Dharma practice of “right speech.” For most of us this is particularly true in the digital realm where there is a strong impulse to react immediately.

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16
Nov

Ceramics Sale to Benefit San Francisco Zen Center’s Prison Outreach Program

Ceramics by Richard Urban
City Center, 300 Page Street, SF
November 24 – December 1

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9
Nov

Support the San Francisco Food Bank

During the holiday season, San Francisco Zen Center will be hosting a food drive in collaboration with the San Francisco Food Bank. A large barrel in the City Center lobby is available to receive your donations of nonperishable food items (no glass containers). Donations of food will be accepted through December.

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30
Aug

Walk to Feed the Hungry on September 30

Saturday, September 30, noon – 5:00 pm
Starting Location: Gold Mountain Monastery, 800 Sacramento Street
Ending Location: San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street – arriving at 3:30 pm: please consider volunteering to host the group at City Center

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28
Apr

Featured Photo May 4

On Sunday, April 16, there was a gathering and ceremony at Green Gulch Farm to dedicate the new bell tower. Photos by Judith Keenan and Sara Tashker.

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19
Apr

Featured Photo April 20

Group ready to cycle from City Center to Green Gulch Farm for the Zen-a-thon celebration on April 15. Photo by Nick Howells (not Myles Cowherd).

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10
Jan

With Gratitude from the Abbatial Leadership

As the New Year begins, we too begin again to take up and reaffirm what is most important to us and what is needed now more than ever—a life of practice for the benefit of everyone. We are filled with gratitude for the generosity you have shown in support of San Francisco Zen Center.

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