Service is practice, and practice is service.
A Bodhisattva is one who has taken the vow to become awakened for the sake of all beings–to live and be lived for the benefit of others. In this video excerpt Kai Ji Jeffrey Schneider shares reflections and stories on the Bodhisattva vow and how we express it in our daily lives.
Kai Ji Jeffrey Schneider is the Outreach Coordinator at San Francisco Zen Center and will be co-leading, with Myogen Kathryn Stark, Awakening Through Service, a 13-week course that starts September 13. The course will provide training and spiritual support for those currently engaged in community service as professionals or volunteers, or those looking to get more involved. Read more
Late August and early September opportunities abound at Tassajara! Read more
A monthly update on the Sangha Project, from Robert Thomas
During the past month, the Sangha Project has taken several important steps towards finalizing plans to build an online “home” for the global community of San Francisco Zen Center practitioners. Read more
In this post from the Branching Streams website, City Center teacher Kanzan David Zimmerman reflects on his three-month fellowship stay at Brooklyn Zen Center in New York, which just came to a close. The Visiting Teacher Fellowship Program, launched this spring with David as the first fellow, is an exciting new way SFZC can support its affiliate sanghas. Read more
Saturday, August 22
After lecture (around 11 am – 12 pm) Read more
The Board of Directors of San Francisco Zen Center invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of secretary of Zen Center. Read more
Brother David Steindl-Rast and Ryushin Paul Haller returned to Tassajara last week to lead their annual retreat titled “The Spirit of Practice: Christian and Zen.” During their visit they graciously delivered the Wednesday evening dharma talk for Tassajara guests and residents, filling the retreat hall with laughter and conversation, and filling our hearts with the spirit of practice. Read more