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TassNow: Last-minute and late-July, oh my!

Got time for a quick trip to Tassajara?

Here are some options for a last-minute visit:

Private housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
Yurt 2, 1 night 7/19
Cabin 19, 1 night 7/19
Cabin 20, 1 night 7/20
Cabin 5, 1 night 7/21
Cabin 14B, 1 night 7/24
Stone 1 & Stone 3, 1 night 7/24
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Featured Photo July 20

On June 18, Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center′s first jukai ceremony took place at the Berkeley Zen Center. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher, was the preceptor with the assistance of Shosan Victoria Austin of San Francisco Zen Center and Chimyo Atkinson of Great Tree Zen Center in NC. Congratulations to Margaret Benson-Thompson, Andrea Henderson, and Unique Holland.

Photos by Vaschelle André.

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Book Event: The Five Invitations with Frank Ostaseski, CC 11/11

Saturday, November 11: Dharma Talk and Book Signing at City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco

10:15 am – Dharma Talk in the Buddha Hall – and on Live Stream
11:15 am – Q&A and book-signing in the Dining Room
Noon – Public lunch available by donation

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Neighborhood Accommodations Request for August 11 – 18

Housing near City Center is needed for the Genzo-e Retreat with Rev. Shohaku Okumura, August 11 – 18.

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July Art Show: Kai Chan

Power of Impermanence

Opening: Friday, July 7, 7:30 – 9 pm. In the Art Lounge at City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco.

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TassNow: Want to get away for a mid-week stay in July?

Take a break from your daily hustle and bustle, and avoid the weekend crowd — unplug and relax with us during the week.

Private housing:
Yurt 1, Cabin 3A and Cabin 14A, and Cabin 19 are available for 4-nts, beginning July 10th
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Featured Photo June 29

Welcome, Maya, to the world and to life in sangha at San Francisco Zen Center! Maya Li Brown-Stevenson was born on June 15 to Cat Li Stevenson and Eli Brown-Stevenson.

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Ashes Ceremony for Zenkei Blanche Hartman

At Green Gulch Farm, Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 2:30 pm

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TassNow: Early-summer Magic! Availability in June!

Right now there are amazing opportunities for long, multi-night stays — we are amazed! You should be, too!

Private housing:
Stone 3, 9-nts, beginning June 10th
Cabin 20, 3-nts, beginning June 20th Read more


Reflections on the March–Practice for Climate April 29

Thanks largely to the organizing work of San Francisco Zen Center members and friends, on April 29 more than one hundred practitioners from Green Gulch Farm, City Center, and sanghas from around the Bay Area came together at Lake Merritt in Oakland to sit and march our practice at the People’s Climate Mobilization.

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