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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

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

10
Aug
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Books for Outreach

We are now accepting donations of books for the October sale which helps to support San Francisco Zen Center’s outreach programs.

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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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8
Jun
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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
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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

25
May
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Remembering Hiroshima with 1,000 Cranes

In commemoration of Hiroshima Day, August 6, we invite you to join us in creating 1,000 origami cranes, long associated with the desire for world peace.

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25
May
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The Way of Tea at City Center

SenseiMeiya Wender has studied the Way of Tea for many years, including a year at the Urasenke Midorikai program in Kyoto, and teaches Tea in Sowing the Moon Teahouse at Green Gulch. We are fortunate that she is also now offering classes in the art of tea at City Center.

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24
May

New Volunteer Positions at City Center

We are currently seeking volunteers for two positions in our Programs Department at City Center.

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11
May
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Caregiving as an Enriching Path

The Contemplative Caregiver Course uses the teachings of mindfulness and turning towards whats difficult tocultivate a Zenapproachto aging, sickness, and dying. Here, some of the participants in the course express their deepening understanding of service. Read more