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