Stay connected and keep up with progress at Green Gulch Farm during its “season of renovation and restoration,” with this blog on the two major projects for 2014: the renovation of Cloud Hall and the restoration of Green Gulch Creek. Read news, view photos, and sign up for automatic updates. (Click image below.) Read more
by Nancy Petrin, Manager of Annual Fund and Membership
Year after year, the San Francisco Zen Center sangha has come together to support its temples, the teachings and the Dharma—and we wouldn’t exist without that support. We keep experimenting with offering ways to support Zen Center that nourish our sense of community along the way—from a “Zenefit” to auctions and raffles. And now the SIT-A-THON. Read more
As part Zen Center’s Widening the Circle Capital Campaign, Green Gulch Farm is undertaking a major renovation of Cloud Hall, the largest and most centrally located residential structure at Green Gulch. Adjacent to the Zendo, Cloud Hall houses up to 35 residential Zen practitioners, some of whom stay for a number of days or weeks, and some who are in residence for many years. Read more
At the turning of the New Year,
at this time of profound change,
at this moment which asks us to come forward and engage fully with our lives,
you have made a difference by supporting San Francisco Zen Center. Read more
Enjoy these brief, uplifting statements from those who have benefited from or administered some of the various programs and services that you support through donations to San Francisco Zen Center. And please consider either making a donation or continuing your generous offering of support. Read more
Report from Vice President Susan O’Connell
In alignment with our mission to “make accessible the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha,” San Francisco Zen Center has been developing ideas for an innovative Senior Living Community to support Zen Center’s elders, as well as people from all walks of life, to continue on a spiritual path as we age.
Many of you know of this project from the surveys we have done. Almost everywhere I go I am asked about how the project is going. I am very pleased to report that the project is very much on track.
Dear SFZC Members, Supporters, and Friends,
This past weekend we have been celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of San Francisco Zen Center with ceremonies, Dharma talks, a party, publication of the Wind Bell, and other events and gatherings. This entire anniversary year has been an occasion to reflect with gratitude on what has amazingly become a well-established institution through the vision, commitment and dedicated efforts of many people. Read more