We are half-way through our August Membership Drive and are pleased to welcome over 33 new members to the San Francisco Zen Center community.
This month is our annual Membership Drive and during the next few weeks we will explore the many types of connections at San Francisco Zen Center. How do we connect to admirable friends and inspiring teachings?
Dear Sangha Friends,
I am very happy to announce to the wider sangha changes coming up next year in the Abbatial Leadership at San Francisco Zen Center. Upon recommendation of the Elders Council, the Board unanimously and enthusiastically has invited Tenzen David Zimmerman to become the next Abiding Abbot of City Center. Read more
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, June 3
Suzuki Roshi’s Way is flourishing.
San Francisco Zen Center’s “Branching Streams” Network of Affiliate Sanghas is now comprised of 75 Dharma centers, ranging in size from meeting-once-a-week small sitting groups to established centers with their own Abbesses/Abbots, Boards of Directors, dedicated property, and numerous weekly Dharma offerings.
October 12, 2017
This week the sun has been a dull red ball, the air dense with smoke, and we feel a pervasive concern for all those impacted by the fires in Napa and Sonoma.
Saturday, September 30, noon – 5:00 pm
Starting Location: Gold Mountain Monastery, 800 Sacramento Street
Ending Location: San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street – arriving at 3:30 pm: please consider volunteering to host the group at City Center
By Central Abbess Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts
Amidst the political and social challenges of our times, when public expressions of racism, bigotry, anti-semitism, and hatred and violence are rising, I wanted to make very clear that San Francisco Zen Center, in our commitment to the practice of waking up and living in wisdom and compassion, strives to be a place of tolerance, openness, and welcoming, and a community of peaceful spiritual sanctuary.
A group at Sokoji in 1964. Photo by Joan B. Mayer. Mel Weitsman is to the left of Richard Baker who is sitting behind Suzuki Roshi.