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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

9
Jul

Join Us for Zazen in the Online Zendo

Every weekday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 (PST), members of the SFZC’s Online Sangha engage in the fundamental practice of zazen, wholehearted sitting. You are warmly invited to join in this silent meditation hall, enjoying the wordless encouragement of other practitioners.

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2
Jul

Featured Photo July 12 – Jukai / Lay Initiation at Green Gulch Farm

On Sunday, June 24, nine people received the precepts in a Jukai / Lay Initiation Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm. Congratulations to all!

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28
Jun

Book Event with Gesshin Greenwood: Bow First, Ask Questions Later

Thursday, August 30, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center Dining Room, 300 Page Street, SF 94102

Ultimately, this is what Buddhism boils down to: learning to relate to yourself and others in a good way, a sane and wise way.

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11
May

Book Event with Tim Burkett: Zen in the Age of Anxiety

Dharma Talk and Book Signing – Zen in the Age of Anxiety: Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives

Saturday, September 15, 10 am – noon
City Center, 300 Page Street, SF

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8
May

Featured Photo May 10

Congratulations to Roy Remer, David Hahn, and Paula Pietranera, who received the precepts on April 28, 2018 at City Center. Photos by Elliot Charney.

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10
Apr

Featured Photo 3 April 12

Congratulations to Green Gulch Farm Spring 2018 Practice Period Shuso Bryan Clark! Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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4
Apr

Featured Photo April 12

On Saturday, March 31, Julian Hickman and Diego Miglioli received priest ordination in a ceremony at Beginner’s Mind Temple. Photos by Elliot Charney.

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15
Feb

The Still Point by Mary Mocine

The title of my retreat at Tassajara is “Finding Stillness Amid the Storm of Legal Practice.” This notion of stillness is central to a useful law practice, I believe. It is not a static or sort of dead stillness. It is instead alert and willing and ready, yet balanced and grounded. Implicit here is a great freedom that arises from nonattachment. Read more

15
Feb

Like a Fish in a Puddle

Nenju ceremony by Renshin Bunce

by Zenshin Greg Fain, Tanto (head of practice) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

During practice period at Tassajara, on the day before a personal day, we celebrate the ceremony of Nenju, renewing our commitment to practice and anticipating a little extra time to go for a hike, do laundry, what have you. The kokyo or chant leader solemnly intones an invocation for us all, one of which begins:

Carefully listen everyone.

Twenty-five centuries, three years ago, the great Tathagata entered nirvana.

When this day is gone, your life also decreases.

Like a fish in a puddle, what pleasure is there here?

After the events of January 27, I will forever hear those words in a very particular and personal way. Read more

8
Feb

Sesshin Kitchen Volunteers Needed

The City Center kitchen is looking for volunteers to help prepare food in support of City Center’s Spring Sesshin, March 17 – 24.

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