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TassNow: Remaining August Availability

In the Mountains on a Summer Day, by Li Bai (trans. Arthur Waley, 1919).

Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.

Here are some one-night and multi-night stays at the end of August:

Holds for the retreat running 8/30-9/3 will be released on 8/23

Creekside housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
8/21 in Stone 3

8/22 in Pine 1

8/26 in Stone 2

8/28 in Cabin 15

8/29 in Pine 2

Mountain Path housing:
8/29 in 3A

8/30 – 9/3 (four nights) in yurt 1
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Vietnamese Nuns Visit Tassajara

Inspiring Presence of Ni Su Thuan Tue and Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen
by Keiryu Liên Shutt

In mid-June, I was fortunate to be able to bring Ni Su Thuan Tue and her Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Vietnamese Zen) contingent to Tassajara, thanks to Tanto Greg Fain’s invitation for her to offer teaching to the students.

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Green Gulch Hosts Vigil at ICE Jail to Support Immigrant Detainees

Saturday, July 7
West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806
9:30 am – 10:30 am — Zazen
11 am – noon — Ceremonies, Teachings, and Testimonials

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SFZC Supports SZBA Statement Condemning Separation of Immigrant Children from Their Parents

San Francisco Zen Center joins with others throughout the country to deplore the cruel practice of separating families seeking asylum at our borders.

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TassNow: Looking for a weekend stay in June? It’s coming soon!

Miracles can come in small doses of BIG MAGIC – come get a few sips of the wilderness and see!

There are amazing 3-night stays in the next few days:

Creekside housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
6/21 – Cabin 15

Mountain Path housing:
6/21 – Cabin 3A
6/21 – Yurt 2
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TassNow: June is filling quickly!

Not to sound like a used car salesman, but summer is coming fast!

There are a few amazing one-night stays in the next few days:

Creekside housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
6/7 – Stone 1
6/7 – Cabin 3B
6/8 – Cabin 15
6/10 – Pine 1
6/13 – Stone 1
6/13 – Cabin 3B  Read more


Featured Photo May 31

The November 21, 1971, Mountain Seat Ceremony at City Center. Photographer unknown.

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Letter from Central Abbess: Abbatial Changes in 2019

NOTE regarding attendance at the ceremonies over the March 1 – 3 weekend: The March 1 and 2 ceremonies are non-public. The Mountain Seat Ceremony on March 3 in by invitation only due to space restrictions and will be livestreamed for offsite viewing.

Dear Sangha Friends,

I am very happy to announce to the wider sangha changes coming up next year in the Abbatial Leadership at San Francisco Zen Center. Upon recommendation of the Elders Council, the Board unanimously and enthusiastically has invited Tenzen David Zimmerman to become the next Abiding Abbot of City Center. Read more


Walk and Bike to Worship Week 2018

Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, June 3

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Featured Photo May 10

Congratulations to Roy Remer, David Hahn, and Paula Pietranera, who received the precepts on April 28, 2018 at City Center. Photos by Elliot Charney.

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