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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

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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12
Jan

The Flourishing of Suzuki Roshi’s Way – Branching Streams Affiliate Sanghas

Suzuki Roshi’s Way is flourishing.

San Francisco Zen Center’s “Branching Streams” Network of Affiliate Sanghas is now comprised of 75 Dharma centers, ranging in size from meeting-once-a-week small sitting groups to established centers with their own Abbesses/Abbots, Boards of Directors, dedicated property, and numerous weekly Dharma offerings.

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12
Jan

Introducing Open Zen Community

A Branching Streams sangha profile, introducing one of the many sanghas affiliated with San Francisco Zen Center in the Branching Streams network.

Open Zen Community is a small and dedicated Sangha of lay practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area. All of us work full-time as part of our practice.

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12
Jan

Introducing Milwaukee Zen Center

Kokyoan – Lake Mirror Hermitage

A Branching Streams sangha profile, introducing one of the many sanghas affiliated with San Francisco Zen Center in the Branching Streams network.

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