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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

10
Jan

Book Event with Natalie Goldberg: The Truth of This Life

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center dining room
300 Page Street, SF, 94102

Accessible and elegant teachings from the late beloved Zen teacher Katherine Thanas, edited by Natalie Goldberg and Bill Anelli.

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12
Dec

Featured Photo 2: December 14

The Green Gulch Farm Fall 2017 Practice Period group. Photo by Lin Maslow.

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12
Dec

Featured Photo: December 14

Congratulations to Kanshin Allison Tait, the City Center shuso. Photos by Shundo David Haye.

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29
Nov

Introduction to Zen Meditation 禅修入门: New Class Series Taught in Mandarin Chinese

by Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道)

Recently I gave meditation instruction at SFZC’s City Center. When I asked the newcomers what brought them to meditation, one person mentioned “peace of mind,” and another said “to be freed from suffering.” It struck me that no matter who we are, there is a common thread that brings us to practice—our inner-most desire to be freed from suffering and to live in peace and happiness.

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16
Oct

Featured Photo October 19

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi sitting zazen (meditation) in the original zendo at Tassajara, 1969. Photo by Alan Marlowe.

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25
Sep

Featured Photo 2 September 28

Congratulations! At City Center on September 23, 2017, nine people received lay initiation. Photos by Deborah Svoboda.

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25
Sep

Featured Photo 1 September 28

Congratulations! At Green Gulch Farm on September 17, 2017, Kogen Dito-Keith (Kogen Anshin / Radiant Presence–Body of Peace) received priest ordination from Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts. Photos by Shundo David Haye.

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22
Aug

Sanctuary and Action

By Central Abbess Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts

Amidst the political and social challenges of our times, when public expressions of racism, bigotry, anti-semitism, and hatred and violence are rising, I wanted to make very clear that San Francisco Zen Center, in our commitment to the practice of waking up and living in wisdom and compassion, strives to be a place of tolerance, openness, and welcoming, and a community of peaceful spiritual sanctuary.

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17
Jul

Featured Photo July 20

On June 18, Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center′s first jukai ceremony took place at the Berkeley Zen Center. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher, was the preceptor with the assistance of Shosan Victoria Austin of San Francisco Zen Center and Chimyo Atkinson of Great Tree Zen Center in NC. Congratulations to Margaret Benson-Thompson, Andrea Henderson, and Unique Holland.

Photos by Vaschelle André.

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24
May

Reflections on the March–Practice for Climate April 29

Thanks largely to the organizing work of San Francisco Zen Center members and friends, on April 29 more than one hundred practitioners from Green Gulch Farm, City Center, and sanghas from around the Bay Area came together at Lake Merritt in Oakland to sit and march our practice at the People’s Climate Mobilization.

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