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4
Oct

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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4
Oct

Volunteers Needed for Grace Cathedral Event

Sickness, Old Age, and Death – A Conversation features Lucy Kalanithi (When Breath Becomes Air), Grace Dammann (States of Grace), and Lennon Flowers (The Dinner Party). The evening’s discussion will be held at Grace Cathedral on Wednesday, November 2, from 7 – 9 pm, and we need your support as a volunteer.
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4
Oct

Come Visit the City Center Bookstore

We are excited to invite you into the newly renovated City Center bookstore at 300 Page Street. Read more

21
Sep

Taking the Bodhisattva Path

Last Saturday, September 17, we celebrated 16 new bodhisattvas taking the precepts and entering Buddha’s way – nine students at City Center, and seven at Green Gulch Farm.  It was a joy to witness such optimistic and enthusiastic practitioners filling the halls and courtyards of our temples. Read more

21
Sep

A Message to Members about Changes to Board Elections and SFZC’s Bylaws

A letter from Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts, SFZC President Susan O’Connell, and Board Chair Larry Bye. Read more

21
Sep

When Children Are Present

Young people call on us to be our best selves, teaching us to slow down and see the beauty in simple things, writes Meikyo Chelsea True, coordinator of the newly re-envisioned Children’s Program at Green Gulch Farm, now renamed the Youth & Family Program.  Read more

7
Sep

Welcoming Three New Bodhisattvas

The evening of Friday, September 2, 2016, a group of friends, family and fellow-practitioners gathered in the Buddha Hall at City Center to witness three sincere and beautiful Zen students formally take the Bodhisattva vows and don Buddha’s Robe for the first time. Read more

24
Aug

Branching Streams: Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha, United Kingdom

Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha has as its main aim the support of a number of local sanghas scattered throughout the UK.

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24
Aug

Tassajara: An Update

The Tassajara Guest Season is cancelled due to the smoky conditions in the valley and the ongoing threat of the fire coming to Tassajara.

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20
Aug

Sitting With Fire—Again: Colleen Morton Busch

Colleen Morton Busch, author of Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire about the 2008 fire that threatened Tassajara, has written an op-ed for the Monterey Herald about this summer’s fire threat. You can read it here.

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