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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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4
Aug

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center Celebrates 50 Years

On July 4, 2017, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center formally celebrated its 50th anniversary. On this beautiful summer day with a light warm breeze and clear skies, Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson led the community in a 50th Anniversary Founders Day Ceremony to celebrate our dedication to zazen and the Buddha’s way. Read more

1
Aug

City Center Launches Unpacking Whiteness – Reflection and Action, a New Monthly Affinity Group

Next meeting: Sunday, August 20, 4 – 6 pm
In the Sangha Room at City Center, 300 Page Street, enter on Laguna Street

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