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Furniture Needed for New Cloud Hall Student Housing

The Green Gulch Farm Cloud Hall Student Housing project is nearing completion and we are very excited that some of our Zen students will soon be residing in this renovated space. Read more


Volunteer Needed for GGF Garden Items at SF Ferry Plaza Stand

A volunteer is needed to help at the Green Gulch produce stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market in San Francisco. Responsibility would be primarily for selling the flower bouquets, herbs, and fruit, from approximately 7 – 11 am every Saturday. Full commitment through September is preferred, but all are encouraged to inquire. Reply to Lauren Bouyea at

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Exploring the Inner and Outer Worlds through Zen, Photography and Hiking at Green Gulch

Text and photos by Shundo David Haye

Zen teacher and photographer Shundo Haye is someone who loves the outdoors. He describes the delightful peculiarities of the Green Gulch terrain and offers a selection of photos from his own explorations in a slideshow below. He co-leads The Inner and Outer Worlds: A Daylong Retreat with Zen, Photography and Hiking, with Jokai Carolyn Cavanagh on Saturday, August 9. Read more

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Writing from the Senses, at Green Gulch Farm

Join author Laura Deutsch and Zen teacher Reirin Gumbel on August 2 for a workshop where fresh writing can grow out of the inspiring natural and contemplative setting. Using Green Gulch as a canvas, delightful and unusual sensory prompts will help writers tap into their best material, enriching memory and story with imagery and detail. Sessions will take place in the garden and zendo in addition to the Wheelwright Center. Read more


Stewardship and Irrigation Practices at Green Gulch Farm

In response to a sangha member’s query on irrigation practices at Green Gulch Farm, Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson shared these reflections on the complex set of issues that must be carefully considered as Zen Center continues to operate a farm during this time of drought. Read more


One Farm Season—in Season Now

Planting season is in full swing at the farm and is documented on the blog Record of the Event Called One Farm Season, with reflective posts by the farmers themselves, including Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson. Read more


Hope Cottage Available for Personal Retreat Above Green Gulch Farm

The Cloud Hall renovation is well under way (see the progress), the new roof of the Lindisfarne Guest House is almost complete, and we are excited to reopen for weekend guests at Green Gulch Farm!  While reservations in the guest house are limited to weekends only and can be booked up to six weeks in advance, Hope Cottage is available seven days a week and can be booked up to a year in advance.  Come enjoy the beautiful views of Green Gulch Valley and the Pacific Ocean from your own private cottage.  Please call the Green Gulch Farm front office to reserve your personal retreat: 415.383.3134. Read more


The Great Creativity in Being Bodhisattvas

by Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans

Life—its essence/suchness—is creative. It is endless and vast creative possibility. Read more


Working Bicycles Needed at Green Gulch Farm—and More

A list of current needs for donated items on the farm at Green Gulch, by Farm Manager Qayyum Johnson Read more


Green Gulch Launches Guest Program Apprenticeship

October 14 to January 27
Applications now accepted

The Green Gulch Farm Conference and Retreat Center, with its serene environment for personal retreats, meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops, is pleased to now offer an apprenticeship program. The new Guest Program Apprenticeship provides practical experience hosting guests in a temple environment while living in residence and following the practice schedule.