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Season Wraps Up for Farm Apprentices

Last week the farm and garden apprentices completed their six-month program at Green Gulch Farm. Apprentices made up two-thirds of the farm crew, shown below with Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson. Thanks to all on this crew and the garden crew (not shown) for their hard work and practice this season! Read more


Piper Murakami Nominated to Zen Center Board

The Zen Center Board is composed of 12 elected members, who serve three-year terms, as well as a few appointed members, who serve for one year unless reappointed. At the end of this year, one elected seat is coming open, and at its September 16 meeting, the board nominated Piper Murakami to stand for election to fill that seat. Read more

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A Fall Message from the Central Abbess: Recent Events and Progress on SFZC Divestment

Dear Friends,

As we turn toward the fall of the year, enter into the practice periods at all three temples, and face the many brutal and senseless actions of our world that harm innocent beings, we once again take refuge in Buddhadharma to guide us in understanding how to act and serve from wisdom and compassion. Read more


Changing of the Guard at Milwaukee Zen Center

On September 20, Milwaukee Zen Center celebrated their 30th anniversary and at the same time greeted their new resident priest and teacher, Reirin Alheidis Gumbel, who “graduated” from Green Gulch Farm Zen Center after 12 years of residency (three of those at Tassajara). Read more


Early Fall News and Reflections from Green Gulch Farm

The lovely bird song of summer is now replaced by occasional bird calls and lots of industrious rustling in bushes and dry grasses. The hills are brown and water is scarce. The air is a little cooler with a suggestion of rain. Read more

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Membership Meeting on October 23

Dear Members:

We are happy to announce that this year the membership meeting will be live streamed so that you may join from anywhere in the world!   Read more


Free Mulch Available from City Center

The City Center Garden received a great donation of mulch. As we have used as much as we need and there is still plenty to share, we would like to offer you as much mulch as you would like to take. Read more


Tova Green Completes Dharma Transmission

Congratulations to Jisan Tova Green, who just completed a three-week intensive period of practices and ceremonies this past weekend related to dharma transmission. Read more


Results from Ceramics Sale for Outreach Programs

Through Richard Urban’s generous donation of his pottery, and the generosity of those who purchased pieces from the show (September 19 – 26), we collected over $1200. Read more


A Book Reading of Zenkei Blanche Hartman’s Seeds for a Boundless Life

Friday, October 16, at 7:30 pm
City Center

Join us for an evening celebrating the teaching of Senior Dharma Teacher Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Zenkei’s dharma heirs, fellow teachers, students and friends will read passages from her book Seeds for a Boundless Life, where her clear transmission of Dharma comes through in a voice that few others can render. Read more