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Posts from the ‘Zen Practice’ Category

24
Aug

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

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

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

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

Soberanes Fire Updates: August 14

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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13
Jul

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

‘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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21
Jun

The Dharma of Peace, the Mountain of Silence: Practicing Zen in Medellín, Colombia

A community of practitioners in Medellín, Colombia, is working for peace and reconciliation in a deeply troubled country. Here they describe their wide-ranging and dedicated practice. Read more

8
Jun

The Background to Philip Whalen’s Jizo Poem

Last week, David Schneider came to City Center to read from his new book about a former City Center resident, Beat poet Philip Whalen. Here is a picture – and a transcript – of a broadside that Philip created in 1981, bordered by six “Siddham” letters drawn by David Schneider.

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8
Jun

Holding the Love in Our Hearts: SF Pride 2016

We marched with our brothers and sisters in the dharma in the Pride Parade for Racial and Economic Justice on Sunday, June 26, 2016 to show our love and support. Read more