The City Center kitchen will be preparing food for the weekend of March 1-2, when Abbess Christina Lehnherr steps down and incoming Abbot Ed Sattizhan and Abbess Fu Schroeder step up to the Mountain Seat. We are expecting a lot of guests for this important occasion. Traditionally, the entire community, residential and non-residential, comes together to create such events. Read more
Grand Opening – March 16, 2014, 3 pm- 5 pm
A notice from Zenju, a recent former shuso (head student) at City Center in 2012, and teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center:
The funds received will be used to buy Buddhist books for prisons and for our homeless outreach activities. Many thanks to those of you who donated books, bought books and offered your help in other ways.
Reception: Friday, February 7, 7 – 9 pm Read more
Meditation Instruction and Talk on Wisdom from the Zen Perspective
Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology toward the organic, the gentle, the elegant and beautiful. —E. F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered
Join the Wisdom 2.0 and the San Francisco Zen Center communities at SFZC City Center for these free, educational affiliated events during Wisdom Week 2014.
As San Francisco Zen Center prepares for the transition of all three of its abbatial seats in the next several weeks, many of the details have been set for ceremonies to honor those leaving and those stepping into the roles. Read more
City Center’s biannual book sale is coming up the first week in February, beginning Saturday, February 1. The proceeds from these sales go to support Zen Center’s outreach activities to prisoners, to families in transition, to those in rehabilitation facilities and other venues. Read more