Come to Tassajara early in the season and enjoy springtime in the Los Padres National Forest!
Between April 30 and May 11, we have a smattering of single-night (weekdays, Sun-Thu) availability in our Creekside cabins. Longer stays have become available in Mountain Path cabins, Redwood cabins (including Redwood Tatami cabins), Courtyard Rooms, and Sycamore cabins. Dorm and shared housing options available as well. Book soon! They will go quickly!
For the single night of Sunday May 14, we have many cabins and dorm beds available.
Space is still available in the following retreats:
- Zen and Swimming Dragon Tai Chi (April 30 – May 7), only 2 spots in shared housing (women only) left!
- Loving the Mountains (May 3-6)
- Wildflowers and Birds of Tassajara (May 7-10)
Qayyum Johnson served as shuso (head student) at Green Gulch Farm for its Spring 2015 Practice Period, led by Abiding Abbess Furyu Schoeder. Both are pictured below after the Shuso Ceremony on Monday, April 6, which closed the practice period at the end of a seven-day sesshin. Read more
by Shinchi Linda Galijan, Tassajara Director
The storms of the past few days brought over 5 inches of very welcome rain, bringing us to a total of over 17 inches so far this season, which is close to normal. Tassajara Creek is running high and fast—and loud!—and Cabarga Creek, that runs under the little bridge, is booming. Along the road are sparkling waterfalls amid the fresh mosses, ferns and bright spring grasses. In front of the zendo, crocuses, narcissus, daffodils and iris are a source of deep delight. Week by week, the days get visibly longer, and the play of light and shadows on the green mountains changes with the changing seasons. Read more
Congratulations and thanks go to the shusos (head students) who helped lead the fall practice periods in 2014: Maria Linsao, under Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts at Tassajara, and Simon Moyes, under Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson at Green Gulch Farm. (Nancy Petrin, under Abbot Ed Sattizahn at City Center, was previously featured in Sangha News here.) The shusos are pictured below with their teachers following their respective Shuso Ceremonies at the end of the practice periods last month. Read more
Update as of 12/17/2014: position filled
(January 5, 2015 – September 13, 2015)
San Francisco Zen Center is a collection of three practice centers offering Zen meditation, training and programs in San Francisco, Marin and Carmel Valley. We have an opening at our San Francisco center for a part-time reservations specialist for Tassajara (our Carmel Valley location). Read more
Dear Sangha Members,
As I am about to leave for Tassajara for the Fall Practice Period, I wanted to let you know some things that are on my mind both at San Francisco Zen Center and in the wider world we share and create together. Read more
In a ceremony on September 13, Zen Center students Michael McCord, Gentoku Smith and Zachary Smith were ordained by Urban Temple Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller amidst a full Buddha Hall of supporters at City Center. Here are a few select photos from that pivotal day. Michael and Gentoku have since returned to continue residence at Tassajara, and Zachary continues to teach and learn as a non-resident with the City Center sangha. Read more