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Posts from the ‘Volunteering’ Category


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 band of enthusiastic volunteers descend on the valley and roll up their sleeves to transform it 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 Farm might dampen the Zen-a-thon spirit. Instead, we discovered how community blossomed.   Read more


Giver, Receiver and Gift: Cooking Great Food for the Winter Shelter Program

San Francisco Zen Center volunteers came together in the City Center kitchen on three Sundays this year to cook dinner for the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s Winter Shelter Program. Read more


Volunteers Needed to Cook and Serve for the Winter Shelter Program

Zen Center will be taking part in the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s Winter Shelter program again this year. We will be providing meals for homeless men at local churches on the following Sundays: Read more


Day in the Life, Part 1

Practice takes many forms. We may meditate at home before a full day of work, we may practice while taking care of our children or aging parents, we may volunteer to help our communities, we may be a resident at a local temple, we may listen to dharma talks during our commute. In the myriad ways intention can be expressed, together we support each other.

We interviewed four sangha members to learn about their experiences with practice in daily life. Below are some reflections from two of these members. Read more


Call for Volunteers to Help Publish Recordings of SFZC Dharma Talks

Consider this direct opportunity to make a difference by delivering one of our most widely distributed offerings: help us post a backlog of podcasts online from Tassajara, Green Gulch and City Center. 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