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22
Apr
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Jukai: Lay Ordination, April 19

Photo by Renshin Bunce Read more

22
Apr
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Spring Sit-a-Thon 2014: Thanks to You!

Thank you to all who sat, donated, fundraised and volunteered for the Spring Sit-a-Thon that took place on Sunday, April 13.  It was a wonderful day and a big success.  Here are some photos of our day together. Read more

15
Apr
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Zen and Visions in Light and Glass: An Evening with Renowned Glass Artist Narcissus Quagliata

Be aware of the light. If you really understand what light is, it will reflect on you. Everything is made out of light.  —Narcissus Quagliata, as interviewed by Lilou Mace in March 2012 (see this YouTube video)

Famous today for designing glassworks from Rome to Taiwan, Narcissus Robert Quagliata left important traces of his beginnings at Zen Center. Read more

10
Apr
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Outreach Volunteers Needed

City Center is looking for volunteers who are able to help with our weekly food distribution program.  Read more

1
Apr
There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape. —Henri Cartier-Bresson

Through Lens or Language: The Art of the Attending Eye

The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.  —John Berger

Photographs by Shundo David Haye

Can our openness allow us a fresh regard for what is right in front of us? This is the essential question asked by poet and former SFZC Artist-in-Residence Genine Lentine, and photographer and Zen teacher Shundo David Haye, as they present The Attending Eye: A Photography and Poetry Workshop on Saturday, May 3. Read more

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Apr
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The Yoga of Meditation Posture: Shosan Victoria Austin on Yoga Practices for Sitters

I study the whole person in the posture, examining their needs and their response to those needs, from the ground up.  —Victoria Austin

Interview by Jay Pennington 

(Photo: Iyengar Yoga Institute, SF)

(Photo: Iyengar Yoga Institute, SF)

Over her forty-plus years at Zen Center, Shosan Victoria Austin has developed something of a reputation in the community as an expert in many different, specialized areas—from the esoteric details of dharma transmission ceremonies to the everyday issues of sitting posture. Read more

1
Apr
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Mitsu Suzuki: 100 Years (Photographs)

Photos by Fu Schroeder, Barbara Lubanski-Wenger, Mitsue Nagase, Rosalie Curtis and others Read more

25
Mar
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The Five Precepts from Manzanita Village—as Discussed by Shahara Godfrey

On Wednesday evening, March 12, Dr. Shahara Godfrey spoke to us at City Center about precepts described in a way that can offer us wider understanding of the Buddha’s teaching regarding morals and ethics. Read more

25
Mar
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The Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series Turns to the Chinese Tradition

By Sachico Ohanks, Communications Coordinator, and Wendy Lewis, Curriculum Coordinator

When we enter our Buddhist practice, we usually come to a point—perhaps sometime after encountering our first koan—at which we begin to ask various questions: Why, When, Where, How? The Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at San Francisco Zen Center offers an opportunity to explore some of the historical texts, concepts and doctrines behind Buddhism today. Read more

25
Mar
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A White Tea Bowl: A Book Event Celebrating Mitsu Suzuki Sensei’s 100th Birthday

Great Temple Hall
I ladle sweet tea over Baby Buddha—
simple dharma bliss

Saturday, April 26, 2014
11 am – 12:30 pm
in the City Center dining room (free) Read more