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Posts tagged ‘SFZC Development’


Taking Practice into the World – Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser

There was a sense, not unlike in our present times, that something deeply consequential was being set in motion.”

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Being Inspired by Samantabhadra

This holiday season, we’re taking inspiration from the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, who is often linked to beneficial activity. Read more


Why Did You Become a Member of SFZC?

Our members provide vital financial support so that we may continue to offer free public programs, talks, and daily sittings to all those who seek the Dharma. What motivates people to become members of San Francisco Zen Center? Read more


Plan to Make a Difference

Legacy Giving and Estate Planning for Everyone
Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 4:30 pm
Abacus Wealth Partners, 101 S. Main Street, Sebastopol
No charge

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Remembering Hiroshima with 1,000 Cranes

In commemoration of Hiroshima Day, August 6, we invite you to join us in creating 1,000 origami cranes, long associated with the desire for world peace.

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Celebrating Tassajara No Race 2016

This past weekend, friends old and new met at Tassajara to take part in the 39th No Race. Here are some photographic souvenirs of a joyous couple of days in the valley. Read more


Jane Hirshfield Brings Her Poetry to the Dharma Lamp Circle

The Dharma Lamp Circle, a group of SFZC legacy givers, enjoyedan evening of poetry and connectionfeaturing a reading by Jane Hirshfield, anda ceremonial lighting of lotus lamps led by Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts.

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Love is Vast and Wide: Gratitude and Generosity

Artist Susan Spencer tells the intimate story of her 20 years of practice, how she met her late teacher Darlene Cohen, and why she has decided to make a gift to SFZC in her will.

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Day in the Life: Seven Tiny Videos from SFZC

Enjoy these gentle Zen moments from our daily life at SFZC, from zazen to beekeeping to organic farming, accompanied by such delightful soundtracks as Rev. Tova Green performing Bach on her cello, students chanting as they prepare to eat a formal oryoki meal, and Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata. (Each snippet ends with a brief credits sequence, so stay tuned.)


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Non-Resident Position for SFZC Gifts Processing Coordinator

San Francisco Zen Center has an opening for a fund-raising professional to work in the Development Department four days per week as a Gifts Processing Coordinator.This position manages gifts processing by refining and documenting procedures, and processes all donations, entering them in the database, generating acknowledgement letters and mailing labels. This person may also phone donors to verify information. This is an ideal position for someone who is extremely detail-oriented, who has worked with the Salesforce platform, and who enjoys working in a collaborative environment. To apply for a posted position, please email a resume and cover letter (required) to No recruiters or solicitations please.

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