Great Spirit Sangha completed its spring 2016 practice period on May 1, with the Shuso Ceremony of Kirk Phillips (Ten Zan Kai Do). Read more
On behalf of San Francisco Zen Center I join with all of you in grieving over the violence in the past weeks throughout the world.
A community of practitioners in Medellín, Colombia, is working for peace and reconciliation in a deeply troubled country. Here they describe their wide-ranging and dedicated practice. Read more
Last week, David Schneider came to City Center to read from his new book about a former City Center resident, Beat poet Philip Whalen. Here is a picture – and a transcript – of a broadside that Philip created in 1981, bordered by six “Siddham” letters drawn by David Schneider.
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
Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts is a board member of Interfaith Power and Light, a group that identifies as the religious response to global warming. She traveled to Washington, DC to attend the annual conference.
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).
The Contemplative Caregiver Course uses the teachings of mindfulness and turning towards what’s difficult to cultivate a Zen approach to aging, sickness, and dying. Here, some of the participants in the course express their deepening understanding of service. Read more
After many years of practice, Kim Hart was ordained as a priest by her teacher Ryushin Paul Haller in the City Center Buddha Hall on Saturday, April 16, surrounded by family and friends. Read more
The Winter 2016 Practice Period at Tassajara came to a joyful conclusion with the Shuso Ceremony of Hakusho Johan Ostlund.