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24
Jun
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Boundless Life: Staying in Touch with Blanche Hartman

Zenkei Blanche Hartman, “Inconceivable Joy,” a senior dharma teacher and abbess emeritus of San Francisco Zen Center, has been in failing health since a fall in mid-March. After two weeks of intractable pain, she was diagnosed with a broken femur, and received a partial hip replacement on March 26. Though she received physical therapy, good food and rest, she experienced a decline in life energy. Read more

23
Jun
The bocce ball court at Tassajara (photo: Gib Robinson)

Zen Center Resident Sioen Roux Passes Away

June 25, 1972 – June 16, 2015

San Francisco Zen Center has been grieving the loss of Sioen Roux, who passed away suddenly at Tassajara last week. Read more

23
Jun
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Thinking of Charleston

With great sadness we hold in our hearts the victims of last week’s violent attack in Charleston and all who are affected by this tragedy. Standing with the Emanuel AME Church as a faith community, we continue to grieve the unnecessary loss of life, particularly within an institution of spiritual refuge and through the wielding of a powerful hatred based on race. Read more

23
Jun
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Pope’s Groundbreaking Message on the Environment Indicates Shift for All Faith Communities

Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption.
—Pope Francis, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

Last week when Pope Francis issued a major call to action on environmental issues, many climate activists celebrated what they felt was a significant breakthrough in the conversation on climate change. Read more

18
Jun

TassNow: Brush Mind retreat and more!

It’s not too late to join the Brush Mind retreat from June 21-26! Explore the creative process through the ancient art of brushwork with Kazuaki Tanahashi at Tassajara.

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9
Jun
Interfaith ride stops at City Center; interfaith ceremony at Golden Gate Park.

As Bike to Worship and Interfaith Ride Roll By — Snapshots from the Weekend

On the weekend of May 30-31, the Zen Center sangha enjoyed a different perspective on the wheel of Dharma. City Center gave a special welcome to bike riders and other human-powered commuters to the Saturday Program, ahead of Sunday’s interfaith ride, which was organized by Zen Center resident Myles Cowherd. Read more

3
Jun
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A Summer Dish Worth the Drive: Enchiladas Rojas by Melinda Miller

Summer guest season at Tassajara offers luscious farm-to-table organic vegetarian cuisine that stems from the Zen tradition of attending to our food preparation as mindfully as we attend to our spiritual practice.

This summer, Zagat food guide features one of the recipes we serve in the Tassajara Dining Room in “10 Summer Dishes Worth a Drive in the Bay Area.”  The recipe, Enchiladas Rojas, is offered here by its creator and former Tassajara guest cook, Melinda Miller. Read more

3
Jun
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Comings and Goings in the Valley

We are four and a half weeks into our summer guest season, and over 200 guests have travelled here to enjoy the lush spring landscape, the soothing hot mineral baths and the pervasive tranquil atmosphere—including Governor Jerry Brown. Read more

29
May

TassNow: Plenty of opportunities to visit in early June!

Plenty of opportunities, across all cabin categories, to visit Tassajara in early June. Book your stay for a relaxing getaway!

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27
May
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Special Delivery: Temple Instruments from Japan

Last month when Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi visited the United States, he attended the Mountain Seat Ceremony at Austin Zen Center to install a new abbot. But he also made a visit to San Francisco Zen Center, bringing with him two beautiful instrument boxes. Read more