This snapshot from the spring of 2011 captures Urban Temple Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller appreciating the beginner’s mind of his grandson, Marcello, in a procession for Buddha’s Birthday in Koshland Park, across the street from City Center. Paul currently leads the Winter Practice Period at City Center, which started this morning with another kind of procession that took all the participants around to altars in various areas of the temple, acknowledging how our intention reaches across different daily activities and functional spaces. The practice period theme is apt: “Continuous Practice: What’s Happening Now?” Accompanying Paul and Marcello in the photo is student Tim Kroll, who will be formally invited next week to serve as shuso (head student) and assist Paul with leading this practice period.
SFZC and Engage Wisdom are pleased to offer these previously unavailable talks; completion of the project will coincide with SFZC’s 60th anniversary.
"You don’t do anything, but let our true nature work by itself. This is Zen practice."
The bees on the 300 Page Street roof are so productive in part because the beekeepers handle the hives with tremendous care.
Krista de Castello and Robyn Morris share the experience of raising their son Milo at Tassajara.
Lauren and Zenko's daughter Mirabelle was born on June 26, 2020. They juggle the practice and work schedule with their daughter’s needs.