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Tassajara Zen Mountain Center Celebrates 50 Years

On July 4, 2017, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center formally celebrated its 50th anniversary. On this beautiful summer day with a light warm breeze and clear skies, Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson led the community in a 50th Anniversary Founders Day Ceremony to celebrate our dedication to zazen and the Buddha’s way. Read more


Featured Photo August 10

In 1967, Suzuki Roshi gesturing “little bit” as he and Bob Watkins moved stones at Tassajara. Photo by James Hatch.

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City Center Launches Unpacking Whiteness – Reflection and Action, a New Monthly Affinity Group

Next meeting: Sunday, August 20, 4 – 6 pm
In the Sangha Room at City Center, 300 Page Street, enter on Laguna Street

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TassNow: Last-minute and late-July, oh my!

Got time for a quick trip to Tassajara?

Here are some options for a last-minute visit:

Private housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
Yurt 2, 1 night 7/19
Cabin 19, 1 night 7/19
Cabin 20, 1 night 7/20
Cabin 5, 1 night 7/21
Cabin 14B, 1 night 7/24
Stone 1 & Stone 3, 1 night 7/24
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Featured Photo July 20

On June 18, Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center′s first jukai ceremony took place at the Berkeley Zen Center. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher, was the preceptor with the assistance of Shosan Victoria Austin of San Francisco Zen Center and Chimyo Atkinson of Great Tree Zen Center in NC. Congratulations to Margaret Benson-Thompson, Andrea Henderson, and Unique Holland.

Photos by Vaschelle André.

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August Art Show: Izabel Raa

Oil Paintings for Meditation, Healing, Inspiration, and Transformation

In the City Center Art Lounge, August 1 – 31
Opening reception: Friday, August 4, 7:30 – 9 pm

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Book Event: The Five Invitations with Frank Ostaseski, CC 11/11

Saturday, November 11: Dharma Talk and Book Signing at City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco

10:15 am – Dharma Talk in the Buddha Hall – and on Live Stream
11:15 am – Q&A and book-signing in the Dining Room
Noon – Public lunch available by donation

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Featured Photo July 13

A group at Sokoji in 1964. Photo by Joan B. Mayer. Mel Weitsman is to the left of Richard Baker who is sitting behind Suzuki Roshi.

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Neighborhood Accommodations Request for August 11 – 18

Housing near City Center is needed for the Genzo-e Retreat with Rev. Shohaku Okumura, August 11 – 18.

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July Art Show: Kai Chan

Power of Impermanence

Opening: Friday, July 7, 7:30 – 9 pm. In the Art Lounge at City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco.

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