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21
Jun
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The Dharma of Peace, the Mountain of Silence: Practicing Zen in Medellín, Colombia

A community of practitioners in Medellín, Colombia, is working for peace and reconciliation in a deeply troubled country. Here they describe their wide-ranging and dedicated practice. Read more

17
Jun
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Eyes of Compassion for the Victims of Orlando

Adapted from City Center Tanto David Zimmerman’s opening remarks at a memorial service on June 13, 2016, for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

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8
Jun
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The Background to Philip Whalen’s Jizo Poem

Last week, David Schneider came to City Center to read from his new book about a former City Center resident, Beat poet Philip Whalen. Here is a picture – and a transcript – of a broadside that Philip created in 1981, bordered by six “Siddham” letters drawn by David Schneider.

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8
Jun
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Holding the Love in Our Hearts: SF Pride 2016

We marched with our brothers and sisters in the dharma in the Pride Parade for Racial and Economic Justice on Sunday, June 26, 2016 to show our love and support. Read more

7
Jun
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TassNow: Come for Two or More Nights in June

Looking for a two-night stay – or longer? This might be your lucky June!

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25
May
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Remembering Hiroshima with 1,000 Cranes

In commemoration of Hiroshima Day, August 6, we invite you to join us in creating 1,000 origami cranes, long associated with the desire for world peace.

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25
May
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The Way of Tea at City Center

Sensei Meiya Wender has studied the Way of Tea for many years, including a year at the Urasenke Midorikai program in Kyoto, and teaches Tea in Sowing the Moon Teahouse at Green Gulch. We are fortunate that she is also now offering classes in the art of tea at City Center.

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24
May

New Volunteer Positions at City Center

We are currently seeking volunteers for two positions in our Programs Department at City Center.

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24
May
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Celebrating Tassajara No Race 2016

This past weekend, friends old and new met at Tassajara to take part in the 39th No Race. Here are some photographic souvenirs of a joyous couple of days in the valley. Read more

24
May
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The Interfaith Power and Light Conference

Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts is a board member of Interfaith Power and Light, a group that identifies as the religious response to global warming. She traveled to Washington, DC to attend the annual conference.

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