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Posts tagged ‘City Center’

27
May
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Beneficial Insight: A Testimonial from Meditation Training

by Shelley Adler, student

I’ve taken three of Lien Shutt’s classes: Meditation Training, Accessing Ease in Practice, and, most recently, Access to Zen. As part of my work as an educator in integrative medicine and end-of-life care, I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to experience many types of meditation training, offered by wonderful teachers of different traditions and backgrounds—but Lien’s approach has been uniquely impactful. Read more

27
May
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Featured Artwork, May 28

For the month of June, the City Center Art Lounge features artist Mike Hardin, with an exhibit titled
Art Supporting Art.” Read more

20
May
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San Francisco Pride Parade 2014 – June 29

Sunday, June 29, 9 am – 5 pm

The San Francisco Zen Center sangha will be marching in the Pride Parade for the seventh consecutive year, manifesting the harmony of difference and equality. You are warmly welcomed to join in this joyous celebration. Read more

13
May
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Zen Center Participates in Bike to Worship, May 31

May is Bike Month in San Francisco. Thursday, May 8th, saw the 20th annual Bike to Work Day, and this year the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the San Francisco Interfaith Council have teamed up to create Bike to Worship Week, to promote cycling to your place of worship. Read more

13
May
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Taking Mindfulness to Jail

A spotlight on SFZC outreach and volunteers, by Ethan Elder

Zen Center volunteer Ethan Elder offers regular meditation and stress reduction classes in the San Francisco women’s jail as part of City Center’s Yoga and Meditation in Jail Program. Here he shares some details of the work and reflects on his experience. Read more

29
Apr
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Flower Chidens Are Flourishing: The Joy of One Sustainable Stem at a Time

A spotlight on SFZC volunteers, by Jay Pennington

Working behind the scenes, flower chidens can easily go unnoticed at Zen Center, although in a way their work is all about display. Read more

29
Apr
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May Art Exhibit is “A Little Bit of Almost Everything”

Art on canvas and glass by Dana Zed Read more

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