In the City Center Art Lounge, September 1 – 30
Synergy. The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, synergism. By presenting their paintings side by side they strive to create a beautiful atmosphere of peace and joy.
By Central Abbess Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts
Amidst the political and social challenges of our times, when public expressions of racism, bigotry, anti-semitism, and hatred and violence are rising, I wanted to make very clear that San Francisco Zen Center, in our commitment to the practice of waking up and living in wisdom and compassion, strives to be a place of tolerance, openness, and welcoming, and a community of peaceful spiritual sanctuary.
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
Next meeting: Sunday, August 20, 4 – 6 pm
In the Sangha Room at City Center, 300 Page Street, enter on Laguna Street
Got time for a quick trip to Tassajara?
Here are some options for a last-minute visit:
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
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.