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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

21
Sep
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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
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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
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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

24
Aug
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Branching Streams: Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha, United Kingdom

Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha has as its main aim the support of a number of local sanghas scattered throughout the UK.

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24
Aug
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Tassajara: An Update

The Tassajara Guest Season is cancelled due to the smoky conditions in the valley and the ongoing threat of the fire coming to Tassajara.

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10
Aug
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GGF Ecosattvas Hunt Down the MOOP

Green Gulch Farm resident Ecosattvas woke up early on their sleep-in day on Friday, July 15, to embark upon a bodhisattva treasure hunt along the stretch of Highway One, writes farm manager Qayyum Johnson.

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10
Aug
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Remembering Hiroshima with a Thousand Cranes

In commemoration of Hiroshima Day, August 6, we created 1,000 origami cranes, long associated with the desire for world peace. At both City Center and Tassajara, many hands folded the cranes and strung them on threads to create the display.

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1
Aug
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Soberanes Fire Updates: August 14

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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13
Jul
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Great Spirit Sangha Confirms its First Shuso

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

12
Jul
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‘Only Love Dispels Hate’: A Statement from Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts

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.

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