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16
Jul

Featured Photo July 19

July raspberries at Green Gulch Farm. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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9
Jul

Join Us for Zazen in the Online Zendo

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.

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5
Jul

TassNow: Remaining August Availability

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

Creekside housing:Photo by Margo Moritz
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
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5
Jul

Vietnamese Nuns Visit Tassajara

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.

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2
Jul

Featured Photo July 12 – Jukai / Lay Initiation at Green Gulch Farm

On Sunday, June 24, nine people received the precepts in a Jukai / Lay Initiation Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm. Congratulations to all!

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28
Jun

Green Gulch Hosts Vigil at ICE Jail to Support Immigrant Detainees

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

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28
Jun

Book Event with Gesshin Greenwood: Bow First, Ask Questions Later

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.

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25
Jun

Featured Photo June 28

Tassajara Creek, June 2018. Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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19
Jun

July Art Show: Shundo David Haye

Each of the Myriad Things

Reception: Friday, July 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

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19
Jun

SFZC Supports SZBA Statement Condemning Separation of Immigrant Children from Their Parents

San Francisco Zen Center joins with others throughout the country to deplore the cruel practice of separating families seeking asylum at our borders.

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