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Not Harming and Doing Good (in the Long Now)

A Statement from the Abbatial Leadership of San Francisco Zen Center




We, as the abbatial leaders, would like to express our gratitude for the many expressions of appreciation and concern that we have heard since putting out our post-election statement calling for unity, mutual respect, and loving-kindness. Thank you. The true body and mind of San Francisco Zen Center are made up of all of us together who care about this community and the world. Read more


Being Inspired by Samantabhadra

This holiday season, we’re taking inspiration from the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, who is often linked to beneficial activity. Read more


A Powerful Coming Together at Standing Rock Reservation

On November 3, members of the clergy from across the United States participated in a prayer circle in front of a bridge where demonstrators are facing off against police during a Dakota Access pipeline protest on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Cannonball, North Dakota. Read more


Visionary Marin 2016 Honors Abbess Fu Schroeder

Visionary Marin 2016
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
November 3, 6 – 8:30 pm Read more


SFZC Member Stories ‘Myles’

During the month of October, we celebrate our members. “Member Stories” features stories about members of San Francisco Zen Center and how their practice relates to their life. Read more


FukuDen John Briggs Died on October 10

Lay ordained by Reb Anderson, FukuDen John Briggs was a regular practitioner at No Abode, Green Gulch Farm, Valley Streams Zen Sangha in Sacramento, and a resident at Tassajara in fall 2006 and 2010.

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Why Did You Become a Member of SFZC?

Our members provide vital financial support so that we may continue to offer free public programs, talks, and daily sittings to all those who seek the Dharma. What motivates people to become members of San Francisco Zen Center? Read more


Politics Meets Our Spiritual Practice

Discussion Curated by Do-On Robert Thomas and SFZC Board Member Joe Rodriguez
In the Conference Center, 308 Page Street, next door to City Center
Friday, October 21, 7:30 – 9pm Read more


Gathering the Mind online course

During this course on the sixteen bodhisattva precepts, you will be introduced to the Bodhisattva Vow from its origins in the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha to its expression in the precept ceremonies and daily life practices of our Zen communities today. It will be taught by Abbess Fu Schroeder. Course begins October 12.

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Vimalakirti, the Musical

The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Vimalakirti, a musical comedy version of the revered sutra performed with life-sized puppets, will be presented at City Center on Friday, October 14, 7:30pm. One of the Vimalakirti Players, Ryoku Laura Burges, fills us in on the history of this amazing show.

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