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1
Dec

Sanctuary Today: Exploring Sanctuary and Action – An Evening of Education and Discussion

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 to 9 pm
City Center Dining Room, 300 Page Street, SF

San Francisco Zen Center invites you to a presentation by two young immigrants who will discuss the challenges they and others who are undocumented are facing.

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29
Nov

Introduction to Zen Meditation 禅修入门: New Class Series Taught in Mandarin Chinese

by Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道)

Recently I gave meditation instruction at SFZC’s City Center. When I asked the newcomers what brought them to meditation, one person mentioned “peace of mind,” and another said “to be freed from suffering.” It struck me that no matter who we are, there is a common thread that brings us to practice—our inner-most desire to be freed from suffering and to live in peace and happiness.

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13
Oct

Statement on the Fires in Napa and Sonoma

October 12, 2017

Dear Friends,

This week the sun has been a dull red ball, the air dense with smoke, and we feel a pervasive concern for all those impacted by the fires in Napa and Sonoma.

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6
Oct

Book Event with Mayumi Oda: Divine Gardens

Please join us for a special event celebrating the release of Divine Gardens: Mayumi Oda and the San Francisco Zen Center.

Friday, November 10, 7:30 – 9 pm
In the dining room at City Center, 300 Page Street, SF

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4
Oct

A Message in Response to Violence

Dear Sangha,

The abbatial leadership and all at San Francisco Zen Center join with people throughout this country and the world in mourning those who lost their lives, the hundreds who were wounded, and the families and friends of so many who were harmed in the indiscriminate killing of innocent people in Las Vegas. We also thank the many individuals—professional police, fire fighters, paramedics, ambulance drivers, doctors and nurses, as well as the citizens at the scene—who risked their lives to help protect and save, and recover one another.
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29
Sep

Report from Green Gulch: The Dharma Study of Racial Karma

by Abbess Furyu Schroeder and the Curriculum Committee of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

This summer at Green Gulch Farm, residents together took up the theme of the “Dharma study of racial karma,” a deep and sustained exploration of the non-separation of the Bodhisattva Vow, community life, and racial justice.

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25
Sep

Featured Photo 2 September 28

Congratulations! At City Center on September 23, 2017, nine people received lay initiation. Photos by Deborah Svoboda.

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25
Sep

Sanctuary Today: Exploring Sanctuary and Action – An Evening of Education and Discussion

Presentation by Sarah Lee on Sanctuary Today
Thursday, September 28, 7:30 – 9 pm at City Center, 300 Page Street, SF

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22
Sep

These Final Days of Summer

Lauren Dito-Keith, the Director Assistant at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center gave us an account of the final days of summer guest season. Here is what she wrote: Read more

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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