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9
Jul

Thank You from Kannon Do

To Greg Fain and the residents at Tassajara, and the organizers of the guest practice program, Steve, Siobhan, and Minoria,

On behalf of Kannon Do, I offer deepest gratitude for your incredible hospitality, kindness, and practice of the Way. Everyone who came to visit from our sangha was deeply moved by our experience at Tassajara. Thank you for making us feel at home with you.

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9
Jul

Zen Center Bookstore Request for Volunteers

The Zen Center Bookstore at City Center has volunteer opportunities on these days and times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Wednesday evenings: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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7
Jun

July Art Show: Suelyn Yu – “STILL BURNING”

July 1 – 31
In the Art Lounge at 300 Page Street, SF

Reception: Friday, July 12, 7:30 – 9 pm

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6
Jun

Featured Photo June 27

Shunryu Suzuki opening a ceremony at City Center/Beginner’s Mind Temple in June 1971. Photographer unknown.

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3
Jun

Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Committee (CAIC) Listening Meeting at City Center

Saturday, June 15, 1 – 3:30 pm
City Center dining room, 300 Page Street, SF 94102

The Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Committee (CAIC) is inviting the Greater Sangha to participate in a listening meeting to discuss our experiences as Sangha who practice at Beginner’s Mind Temple, City Center.

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29
May

Featured Photo June 6

Rooftop flowers at City Center, May 9, 2019. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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28
May

The Rooftops at Zen Center Are Buzzing

By Marcia Lieberman, the beekeeper at San Francisco Zen Center

Spring arrives and with it the honey bees on the rooftop of SFZC’s City Center/Beginner’s Mind Temple begin to scout and forage for the sweet nectar that is nestled in nearby gardens. There are lots of choices as the bees can fly up to six miles for a source and every gardener has their own preferences. Variety is a key bounty in urban bee keeping.

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24
May

June Art Show: Creativity Explored

Patterns in Practice

Curated by Arianna Orland

June 5 – 30
In the Art Lounge at 300 Page Street, SF

Reception: Friday, June 21, 7 – 9 pm

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13
May

Featured Photo May 16 – Dharma Transmission

Anshi Zachary Smith and Doshin Mako Voelkel completed Dharma Transmission with Ryushin Paul Haller at Tassajara Zen Center on April 17, 2019. Photo by Zenshin Greg Fain.

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9
May

Volunteers Needed for City Center Library on Tuesdays

The City Center Library and Reading Room is currently in need of coverage on Tuesdays, 1:30 – 7 pm. Please consider assisting us in keeping the library and sitting space accessible for residents and other members/visitors for this one full afternoon into the evening.

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