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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

16
Nov

Being Inspired by Samantabhadra

This holiday season, we’re taking inspiration from the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, who is often linked to beneficial activity. Read more

27
Oct

Meditation in Japanese Rinzai Zen

A meditation workshop with Rev. Dr. Masaki Matsubara
in the City Center Buddha Hall
Saturday, November 19, 1 – 3 pm Read more

19
Oct

SFZC Member Stories ‘Myles’

During the month of October, we celebrate our members. “Member Stories” features stories about members of San Francisco Zen Center and how their practice relates to their life. Read more

17
Oct

FukuDen John Briggs Died on October 10

Lay ordained by Reb Anderson, FukuDen John Briggs was a regular practitioner at No Abode, Green Gulch Farm, Valley Streams Zen Sangha in Sacramento, and a resident at Tassajara in fall 2006 and 2010.

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12
Oct

Politics Meets Our Spiritual Practice

Discussion Curated by Do-On Robert Thomas and SFZC Board Member Joe Rodriguez
In the Conference Center, 308 Page Street, next door to City Center
Friday, October 21, 7:30 – 9pm Read more

12
Oct

Gathering the Mind online course

During this course on the sixteen bodhisattva precepts, you will be introduced to the Bodhisattva Vow from its origins in the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha to its expression in the precept ceremonies and daily life practices of our Zen communities today. It will be taught by Abbess Fu Schroeder. Course begins October 12.

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4
Oct

Vimalakirti, the Musical

The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Vimalakirti, a musical comedy version of the revered sutra performed with life-sized puppets, will be presented at City Center on Friday, October 14, 7:30pm. One of the Vimalakirti Players, Ryoku Laura Burges, fills us in on the history of this amazing show.

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21
Sep

Taking the Bodhisattva Path

Last Saturday, September 17, we celebrated 16 new bodhisattvas taking the precepts and entering Buddha’s way – nine students at City Center, and seven at Green Gulch Farm.  It was a joy to witness such optimistic and enthusiastic practitioners filling the halls and courtyards of our temples. Read more

21
Sep

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

7
Sep

Welcoming Three New Bodhisattvas

The evening of Friday, September 2, 2016, a group of friends, family and fellow-practitioners gathered in the Buddha Hall at City Center to witness three sincere and beautiful Zen students formally take the Bodhisattva vows and don Buddha’s Robe for the first time. Read more