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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

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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22
Aug

Sanctuary and Action

By Central Abbess Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts

Amidst the political and social challenges of our times, when public expressions of racism, bigotry, anti-semitism, and hatred and violence are rising, I wanted to make very clear that San Francisco Zen Center, in our commitment to the practice of waking up and living in wisdom and compassion, strives to be a place of tolerance, openness, and welcoming, and a community of peaceful spiritual sanctuary.

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17
Jul

Featured Photo July 20

On June 18, Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center′s first jukai ceremony took place at the Berkeley Zen Center. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher, was the preceptor with the assistance of Shosan Victoria Austin of San Francisco Zen Center and Chimyo Atkinson of Great Tree Zen Center in NC. Congratulations to Margaret Benson-Thompson, Andrea Henderson, and Unique Holland.

Photos by Vaschelle André.

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24
May

Reflections on the March–Practice for Climate April 29

Thanks largely to the organizing work of San Francisco Zen Center members and friends, on April 29 more than one hundred practitioners from Green Gulch Farm, City Center, and sanghas from around the Bay Area came together at Lake Merritt in Oakland to sit and march our practice at the People’s Climate Mobilization.

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1
May

Lay Initiation Ceremony – Jukai at City Center

On Saturday, April 29, eight people received the precepts in a Lay Initiation Ceremony. Congratulations to everyone! Photo by Florian Brody.

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10
Apr

Featured Photos April 13

Tassajara Shuso Gengyoko Tim Wicks with Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn on April 2. Green Gulch Farm Shuso Marcia Lieberman with Abbess Furyu Schroeder on April 10. Photos by Shundo David Haye.

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5
Apr

Buddha’s Diet: A Book Reading with Dan Zigmond on Friday, May 19

Friday, May 19, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco

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27
Feb

Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara – Friday, March 31

Ben Connelly will present a book reading on his Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara using examples from current events to talk about the practice of Yogacara.

Friday, March 31, 7:30 – 9 pm, by donation
San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street

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