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29
Aug

TassNow: Last two weeks of Tassajara Guest Season

Tassajara has an amazing array of accommodations available in the last two weeks of its guest season. There are multi-night stays available in just about all the rate categories. Call now to book!

Space is still available in the following retreats:

  • Bringing Yoga and Zen Home: Creating and Sustaining a Home Practice (Sep 1-4)
  • Courage and Intimacy: Exploring Women’s Stories (Sep 1-4)
  • Getting to What Matters: More Love, Less Stuff (Sep 4-7)
  • Manifesting the Wisdom of the Body: A Zen Mind, Yoga Body Retreat (Sep 4-7)

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26
Aug

Invitation to People of Color for Meeting at SFZC

Dear people of color community of San Francisco Zen Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara,

San Francisco Zen Center is exploring how to build awareness and equity in dharma practice, and in the workings of all our centers—City Center, Green Gulch and Tassajara. As part of this intention, a team at Zen Center has undertaken an assessment to build understanding of how to support this vision. Members of this team include Central Abbess Linda Cutts, City Center Abbot Ed Sattizahn, Vice President Tova Green, SFZC Cultural Awareness Advocate Lee Lipp, City Center Director Shundo David Haye, Zen Center Board member Bruce Fortin and consultant Arinna Weisman. Read more

25
Aug
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Drawing for Cloud Hall Raffle on September 28

The date is finally set for drawing the winning ticket holders in the summer-long raffle supporting the Cloud Hall renovation at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. The drawing will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Green Gulch Farm around 11 am (during tea time after the dharma talk). Be sure to get your tickets now, and please join us for the drawing! Read more

19
Aug
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It Isn’t Easy Being Red, Either: Frog Greeting Green Gulch Creek Restoration is Protected Species

This month as a big portion of the construction on buildings at Green Gulch Farm is wrapping up, the Green Gulch Creek Restoration Project is taking off. This work aims to recreate a more natural meandering course for the creek instead of being restricted by a concrete channel, thus enhancing native riparian habitat for many species and widening the floodplain.

On Wednesday of last week, there was great excitement as a worker discovered a live member of a threatened species that the project aims to benefit: a California red-legged frog. Here are a few images of the strikingly marked creature. Read more

18
Aug
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Green Gulch Reintroduces “Muffin Bucks” for Carpoolers

Last year, the Green Gulch Ecosattvas* revived a program to encourage carpooling to our Sunday meditation and dharma talk. Vehicles with two or more occupants park free for the Sunday program, and single drivers are asked for a donation of $5. The money received is reinvested in the environment, helping to cover the additional cost for Green Gulch to purchase 100% renewable energy through Marin Clean Energy.

Now, ridesharing visitors will be offered “muffin bucks” in addition to free parking. These can be used for a dollar off the purchase of the muffins offered at the tea following the Sunday dharma talk. Read more

15
Aug

TassNow: August 17-24 Availability at Tassajara

There are only four weeks left to visit Tassajara this summer! We have private cabins available for the night of Monday August 18 and opportunities to stay two to three nights for solo travelers in our men’s and women’s dorms during the week. There’s also one spot left in shared housing (male) for the retreat Balanced and Awake.

For the weekend August 22-24, we have multi-night stays in private cabins and the dorms. Call now to book!

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12
Aug
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A Warm and Present History: A Tribute to the Archivists Who Visited City Center

by Chris Shelton (photos by Jesse Stanley)

For the fifth year in a row now, City Center has had the pleasure of hosting a group of students from the Information School of the University of Washington, whose annual visit helps Zen Center organize and safeguard a mountain of records of all kinds from all three temples, one handful at a time. Read more

12
Aug

Jeff Broadbent, Sociology Professor and Environmental Activist, Speaks Aug 19

broadbentWay-Seeking Mind: Lay Wanderings in East/West Heart/Mind Scapes
A talk by Jeff Broadbent in the City Center dining room (free; by donation)
Tuesday, August 19, 7:30 pm Read more

8
Aug

TassNow: Last minute availability for August 11-17 at Tassajara

Tassajara has some great last-minute opportunities for solo travelers from Monday – Thursday during the week of August 11. We also have a couple of private cabins available on the weekend of August 15-17.

Interested in a last-minute retreat? Shared housing and space in Touching Earth, Creating Space or Zen Poetry available for a male retreat participant.

Tassajara last minute room availability for August 11-17:

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31
Jul

TassNow: Early August Availability at Tassajara

Get away to Tassajara in early August! We have single, double, and triple-night availability in private cabins, shared housing, dorms, and guest practice.

Tassajara last minute room availability for August 1-10: Read more