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Posts from the ‘Volunteering’ Category


Arbor Day at Green Gulch Farm

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 1 – 4:30pm

Please join us to inaugurate a new autumnal planting date for our longtime Arbor Day tradition! In the spirit of giving thanks to the earth, we will plant with the early rains to establish deep roots over the winter.

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Outreach November 2016

Thanks to the generosity of our friends, we collected 127 pairs of socks during the month of October for the Gubbio Project, which offers shelter and food to homeless men and women in the Tenderloin and the Mission. Read more


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


Books for Outreach Fund-Raising Sale

There is a Book Sale October 22 – 31 in the City Center mail hallway. All sales are by anonymous donation. We are still accepting donations of books for the sale, which helps to support San Francisco Zen Center’s outreach programs. Read more


Tassajara Urgently Needs a Mechanic

Tassajara is urgently requesting the assistance of an experienced two-stroke engine mechanic, preferably with experience on Rotax engines.

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Call for Volunteers to Help Publish Recordings of Dharma Talks at GGF

We are looking for volunteers with some technical skills to help make possible one of our most widely valued offerings — publishing our dharma talks online. Read more


Holding the Love in Our Hearts: SF Pride 2016

We marched with our brothers and sisters in the dharma in the Pride Parade for Racial and Economic Justice on Sunday, June 26, 2016 to show our love and support. Read more


New Volunteer Positions at City Center

We are currently seeking volunteers for two positions in our Programs Department at City Center.

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The Joy of Work Period at Tassajara

Tassajara work periods happen in April and September, when a bandof enthusiastic volunteers descend on the valley and roll up their sleeves totransformit into a summer haven and retreat center (in April) and back into a monastery (in September).

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Cultivating Sangha in the Rain

When the heavens opened on April 9, we worried that the pouring rain, dense fog, and deep, slippery mud at Green Gulch Farmmight dampenthe Zen-a-thon spirit.Instead, we discoveredhowcommunity blossomed. Read more