Jukai / Lay Ordination at City Center on Friday, July 20, 2018. Congratulations to those receiving the precepts! Photo by Shundo David Haye.
Every weekday morning from 6:30 to 7:00 (PST), members of the SFZC’s Online Sangha engage in the fundamental practice of zazen, wholehearted sitting. You are warmly invited to join in this silent meditation hall, enjoying the wordless encouragement of other practitioners.
In the Mountains on a Summer Day, by Li Bai (trans. Arthur Waley, 1919).
Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.
Here are some one-night and multi-night stays at the end of August:
Holds for the retreat running 8/30-9/3 will be released on 8/23
8/21 in Stone 3
8/22 in Pine 1
8/26 in Stone 2
8/28 in Cabin 15
8/29 in Pine 2
Mountain Path housing:
8/29 in 3A
8/30 – 9/3 (four nights) in yurt 1
Inspiring Presence of Ni Su Thuan Tue and Vietnamese Truc Lam Zen
by Keiryu Liên Shutt
In mid-June, I was fortunate to be able to bring Ni Su Thuan Tue and her Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Vietnamese Zen) contingent to Tassajara, thanks to Tanto Greg Fain’s invitation for her to offer teaching to the students.
On Sunday, June 24, nine people received the precepts in a Jukai / Lay Initiation Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm. Congratulations to all!
Saturday, July 7
West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA 94806
9:30 am – 10:30 am — Zazen
11 am – noon — Ceremonies, Teachings, and Testimonials
Thursday, August 30, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center Dining Room, 300 Page Street, SF 94102
Ultimately, this is what Buddhism boils down to: learning to relate to yourself and others in a good way, a sane and wise way.