A view of the Golden Gate Bridge from inside Greens Restaurant, Winter 2012.
Greens Restaurant is located in a converted warehouse at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, which currently is home to more than 50 non-profit cultural and environmental organizations. Greens opened in 1979 under the auspices of the San Francisco Zen Center.
For many years people who identify as transgender have been coming to practice at San Francisco Zen Center. During that time, the sangha has done its best to create a sense of welcome for them and to make appropriate accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
What Former Participants Experienced
As Establishing the Path of Practice is about to get underway for its fifth year, four of the program’s former students stepped up to share their experience with us. Here’s what they had to say about their experience in the program:
An Interview with Ryushin Paul Haller and KiKū Christina Lehnherr
Establishing the Path of Practice (EPP) program has served as a gateway for hundreds of people who have wanted to establish a Zen practice in their lives, just as they live it. As registration gets underway for its 5th year, the program offers practitioners a road map for the cultivation of Zen practice within the demands and uncertainties of their daily lives.