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Posts tagged ‘City Center’

1
Nov

Self-Care and Self-Compassion in Caregiving

With Jennifer Block
In the Conference Center at 308 Page Street, next door to City Center.
Saturday, November 12, 9 am – 5 pm
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27
Oct

Meditation in Japanese Rinzai Zen

A meditation workshop with Rev. Dr. Masaki Matsubara
in the City Center Buddha Hall
Saturday, November 19, 1 – 3 pm Read more

18
Oct

November Art Show at City Center

“Grounded”

Sevilla Granger – Arborial Portraitist

Born and trained in Asheville, North Carolina, Sevilla has been painting the natural world for most of her life. Read more

4
Oct

Vimalakirti, the Musical

The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Vimalakirti, a musical comedy version of the revered sutra performed with life-sized puppets, will be presented at City Center on Friday, October 14, 7:30pm. One of the Vimalakirti Players, Ryoku Laura Burges, fills us in on the history of this amazing show.

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4
Oct

Come Visit the City Center Bookstore

We are excited to invite you into the newly renovated City Center bookstore at 300 Page Street. Read more

21
Sep

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

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

Books for Outreach Fund-Raising Sale

There is a Book Sale October 22 – 31 in the City Center mail hallway. All sales are by anonymous donation. We are still accepting donations of books for the sale, which helps to support San Francisco Zen Center’s outreach programs. Read more

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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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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