On October 1, Konjin Gaelyn Godwin Roshi was appointed the new Director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center. She is both the first woman and the first Westerner to hold the position.
Dear Fellow Zen Practitioners,
Recently David Chadwick shared on his website cuke.com, his personal Facebook page, and the cuke.com Facebook page, a letter that was sent personally to Edward Brown by the San Francisco Zen Center leadership. The letter stated that, after deep consideration, Edward would no longer be invited to teach at San Francisco Zen Center’s three temples.
Greens Restaurant Reopens for All Services October 15 Following Kitchen Fire
“Vegetarian Nirvana” —Food & Wine Magazine
“Come nightfall at this San Francisco icon, the views across the bay are dazzling. More remarkable still is the food.” —San Francisco Magazine
from Joe Rodriguez, Governance Chair, SFZC Board of Directors
We are seeking SFZC practitioners to serve on our Board of Directors. We are looking for Sangha members who would be willing to be considered and interviewed for a three-year term.
For many years, SFZC has broadcasted live videos of our City Center Dharma talks on Livestream.com, which is also the archive for all our previous livestreamed talks. Starting on September 22, 2018, we will have a new home for all of our livestream videos and archives: live.sfzc.org
Jukai / Lay Ordination at City Center on Friday, July 20, 2018. Congratulations to those receiving the precepts! Photo by Shundo David Haye.
Every weekday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 (PST), members of the SFZC’s Online Sangha engage in the fundamental practice of zazen, wholehearted sitting. You are warmly invited to join in this silent meditation hall, enjoying the wordless encouragement of other practitioners.
In the Mountains on a Summer Day, by Li Bai (trans. Arthur Waley, 1919).
Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
Here are some one-night and multi-night stays at the end of August:
Holds for the retreat running 8/30-9/3 will be released on 8/23
8/21 in Stone 3
8/22 in Pine 1
8/26 in Stone 2
8/28 in Cabin 15
8/29 in Pine 2
Mountain Path housing:
8/29 in 3A
8/30 – 9/3 (four nights) in yurt 1