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Apr

Featured Photo 3 April 12

Congratulations to Green Gulch Farm Spring 2018 Practice Period Shuso Bryan Clark! Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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9
Apr

Featured Photo 2 April 12

Congratulations to Tassajara Winter 2018 Practice Period Shuso Heather Iarusso! Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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7
Apr

Tassajara Sitting

In Soto Zen, we emphasize sitting zazen (meditation) daily. When we sit, we see what arises without expectations, and through this practice we become intimate with the world around us. In this slideshow, we take a look at other ways that we sit at Tassajara. Read more

4
Apr

Featured Photo April 12

On Saturday, March 31, Julian Hickman and Diego Miglioli received priest ordination in a ceremony at Beginner’s Mind Temple. Photos by Elliot Charney.

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29
Mar

April Art Show: John Muir School Student Artists

Reception: Friday, April 13, 7 – 9 pm
City Center Art Lounge, 300 Page Street, SF

For the second year in a row, the young artists of John Muir School (K through 5th grade) will be exhibiting their work at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center location.

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28
Mar

Featured Photo March 29

Tool shed at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Photo by David Silva.

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28
Mar

Become a Member of San Francisco Zen Center

“Vast intentions for universal awakening, social justice leadership, honest work, excellent teachers and program offerings and loving community practice.”  —What motivates Qayyum to be a member since 2006

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14
Mar

Featured Photo March 15

White-crowned sparrow at Green Gulch Farm in February 2018. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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9
Mar

A Message from the Shuso and A Video of Snow at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Heather Iarusso is the shuso (head monk) of the Winter 2018 Practice Period at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Serving as shuso is strenuous. From the moment she rises before 3:50 am to wake everyone up to the intimate shuso teas she hosts and dharma talks she delivers, she must give herself entirely to the role of shuso, serving beside the practice period teacher, Ryushin Paul Haller. It is a rite of passage, six months after which Heather can begin leading practice discussions. Read more

28
Feb

Featured Photo March 1

City Center Spring Equinox altar. Photo by Chris Shelton.

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