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12
Apr

Letter from Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts

Dear Friends,

We just celebrated the Buddha’s birth in a ceremony of bathing the baby Buddha in sweet tea. The last shuso ceremony of the winter and spring practice periods ended this week and we turn to the Guest Season at Tassajara, the Growing Season at Green Gulch Farm and the spring and summer activities of the City Center including the 6-week practice period that I will be leading, the Environmental March on April 29, and the upcoming Pride Parade in June.

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7
Feb

Dharma Buddy Welcoming Program at City Center

Over the next four weeks, some of the residents at City Center have volunteered to wear this sticker and become a Dharma Buddy for the day as a way to welcome newcomers to Beginner’s Mind Temple.

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25
Jan

Women’s March January 21

In Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and at Green Gulch Farm, residents and members of San Francisco Zen Center participated in the Women’s March.

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18
Jan

Letter from Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts

Dear Friends,

Returning from the fall practice period, the 98th at Tassajara, a time of zazen, solitude, study―and very little media―into the swirl and intensity of 2017, I encountered the many challenges that are before us, face-to-face.

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11
Jan

Featured Photo January 12

There was a Jukai/Lay Initiation Ceremony at City Center on January 7, 2017. Photos by Sandy Lamerson.

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10
Jan

Lion’s Roar Weekend Event Co-Sponsored by San Francisco Zen Center

Lion’s Roar presents its first event of 2017 – a weekend of Buddhist discussion, dialogue, and debate on January 27 and 28. Sponsored by: Khyentse Foundation and San Francisco Zen Center.

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28
Dec

Featured Photo December 29

The shuso ceremony concluding the Fall 2016 Practice Period at Green Gulch Farm was on December 12 and at Tassajara on December 18.

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16
Dec

Food Drive at City Center through December

In the lobby at City Center, a food barrel from the SF Food Bank will be in place through the end of December. You may donate food items directly (please no glass containers) or make a financial offering at Zen Center’s Food Bank page.

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16
Dec

Announcement of the Approval of SFZC By-laws Amendments by the Membership

The San Francisco Zen Center Board of Directors wishes to thank the members of San Francisco Zen Center for their participation in the approval of the by-laws amendments adopted by the Board. Eighty-seven percent of the ballots cast voted in favor of the amendments.

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13
Dec

Taking Practice into the World – Ann Marie

“This sangha held me, accepted me, and taught and learned with me, and the dharma began to awaken in my bones.”

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