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Preparing for Mountain Seat Weekend: A Call for Volunteers

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

By Zenju (calligraphy is my name Dharma Ekai Zenju)

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Opening Still Breathing Meditation Center in Oakland

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 Still Breathing Meditation Center grew from a simple desire to share a space that I had seen along my travels in Oakland. Read more


Results of Outreach Book Sale

Books_vert_x200The recent book sale at City Center brought in $1690.26.
(Thanks for the penny!)

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.


SFZC Seeks Manager of Major Gifts

Employee Job Description

Title of Position:         Manager of Major Gifts
Department:               Development
Reports to:                 VP of Development
Salary:                       Competitive
Work Status:              Full-time, Exempt Read more


Eijun Linda Cutts Welcomed as Central Abbess

Photos by Shundo David Haye

A brief ceremony this morning at City Center officially installed Eijun Linda Cutts as central abbess of San Francisco Zen Center’s three temples. Read more


Art Exhibit, February 2014: Pausing, Patience and Not Knowing, by Judith Bird

Reception: Friday, February 7, 7 – 9 pm Read more

Photo: Clare Hollander

SFZC Events for Wisdom 2.0 / Wisdom Week, February 10-13

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.

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Marking Upcoming Transitions for Zen Center’s Abbots

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


Featured Photo, January 15

Photo by Shundo David Haye Read more

Photo: Shundo David Haye

Book Sale to Support Zen Center’s Outreach Programs

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