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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

12
Jan

The Flourishing of Suzuki Roshi’s Way – Branching Streams Affiliate Sanghas

Suzuki Roshi’s Way is flourishing.

San Francisco Zen Center’s “Branching Streams” Network of Affiliate Sanghas is now comprised of 75 Dharma centers, ranging in size from meeting-once-a-week small sitting groups to established centers with their own Abbesses/Abbots, Boards of Directors, dedicated property, and numerous weekly Dharma offerings.

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12
Jan

Introducing Open Zen Community

A Branching Streams sangha profile, introducing one of the many sanghas affiliated with San Francisco Zen Center in the Branching Streams network.

Open Zen Community is a small and dedicated Sangha of lay practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area. All of us work full-time as part of our practice.

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12
Jan

Introducing Milwaukee Zen Center

Kokyoan – Lake Mirror Hermitage

A Branching Streams sangha profile, introducing one of the many sanghas affiliated with San Francisco Zen Center in the Branching Streams network.

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10
Jan

Book Event with Natalie Goldberg: The Truth of This Life

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center dining room
300 Page Street, SF, 94102

Accessible and elegant teachings from the late beloved Zen teacher Katherine Thanas, edited by Natalie Goldberg and Bill Anelli.

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12
Dec

Featured Photo 2: December 14

The Green Gulch Farm Fall 2017 Practice Period group. Photo by Lin Maslow.

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12
Dec

Featured Photo: December 14

Congratulations to Kanshin Allison Tait, the City Center shuso. Photos by Shundo David Haye.

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29
Nov

Introduction to Zen Meditation 禅修入门: New Class Series Taught in Mandarin Chinese

by Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道)

Recently I gave meditation instruction at SFZC’s City Center. When I asked the newcomers what brought them to meditation, one person mentioned “peace of mind,” and another said “to be freed from suffering.” It struck me that no matter who we are, there is a common thread that brings us to practice—our inner-most desire to be freed from suffering and to live in peace and happiness.

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16
Oct

Featured Photo October 19

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi sitting zazen (meditation) in the original zendo at Tassajara, 1969. Photo by Alan Marlowe.

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25
Sep

Featured Photo 2 September 28

Congratulations! At City Center on September 23, 2017, nine people received lay initiation. Photos by Deborah Svoboda.

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25
Sep

Featured Photo 1 September 28

Congratulations! At Green Gulch Farm on September 17, 2017, Kogen Dito-Keith (Kogen Anshin / Radiant Presence–Body of Peace) received priest ordination from Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts. Photos by Shundo David Haye.

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