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Position Open for SFZC Program Coordinator

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) is seeking a program coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating the planning and daily operations of SFZC program offerings including workshops, retreats and lectures at all three of our practice centers: City Center, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Read more


Opening Our Hearts in a Shared World

A Message from the Central Abbess

Earlier this month Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts participated in an interfaith panel on the environment at Santa Clara University. The event preceded a two-day conference on November 3-4, titled “Our Future on a Shared Planet: Silicon Valley in Conversation with the Environmental Teachings of Pope Francis.” Read more


Being Careful with Fire

By recalling an old firewatch tradition, this Japanese art piece imparts an important message for today from our founder.

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Giving Tuesday

Save the Date: December 1

It is easy to forget that the holidays are a time of giving and generosity. Join San Francisco Zen Center on social media on December 1 as we take part in #GivingTuesday, a day created to remind us to give back to the causes we care about. Read more


Feminist Scholar and Dharma Teacher Rita Gross Passes Away

Called a “feminist foremother in the field of women and religion and Buddhist feminist theologian” (, Lopon Rita M. Gross, PhD, died on November 11, 2015. After a serious stroke last month, she went into hospice care in her home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where she remained until her death last week. Read more

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Food Drive at City Center

This year, as in years past, we will be collecting food in the lobby of City Center to be donated to the San Francisco Food Bank. Read more

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Introducing the Sangha Project: Wednesday’s Talk at City Center

Being on a spiritual path together with friends who are encouraging and supporting each other in their practice is called Sangha. The challenge for many—and especially those who don’t live in a residential practice center—is that it’s not easy to find spiritual friendship. Read more


Call for Volunteers to Help Publish Recordings of SFZC Dharma Talks

Consider this direct opportunity to make a difference by delivering one of our most widely distributed offerings: help us post a backlog of podcasts online from Tassajara, Green Gulch and City Center. Read more

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A Fall Message from the Central Abbess: Recent Events and Progress on SFZC Divestment

Dear Friends,

As we turn toward the fall of the year, enter into the practice periods at all three temples, and face the many brutal and senseless actions of our world that harm innocent beings, we once again take refuge in Buddhadharma to guide us in understanding how to act and serve from wisdom and compassion. Read more

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Membership Meeting on October 23

Dear Members:

We are happy to announce that this year the membership meeting will be live streamed so that you may join from anywhere in the world!   Read more