August 6, 2018
SFZC Summer Membership Drive

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This month is our annual Membership Drive and during the next few weeks we will explore the many types of connections at San Francisco Zen Center. How do we connect to admirable friends and inspiring teachings?

How do we connect to the present moment without turning away or grasping? To help us explore this theme we interviewed Paula, a City Center resident and member, who shared about her connection to creativity in the video below. Paula is from Argentina; to see her video in Spanish, click here.

Our hope is that the membership program provides members with a source of connection. To support members in connecting with the practice, we offer a variety of benefits, which can be viewed on the membership website. This includes discounts on classes, one-day sittings, sesshins, and practice periods.

Membership also provides a major source of sustenance for San Francisco Zen Center, creating a reliable foundation that allows us to offer the teachings of wisdom and compassion. It’s through the generous gifts of our members that we are able to keep our temples open, providing a refuge for thousands.

To support our ability to continue sharing the teachings we are inviting San Francisco Zen Center practitioners to deepen their connection to San Francisco Zen Center by signing up for membership. This year our goal is to enroll 100 new members in 30 days. Please join us in building a more compassionate, ethical, and wise world.

To register, visit our website, where you can sign up for a recurring monthly membership payment. We recognize that paying monthly doesn’t work for everyone, so membership dues can also be paid by sending an annual check (with “annual membership” written in the memo line).

Thank you for considering San Francisco Zen Center in your practice of generosity.

Please contact the membership manager, Mei Elliott, at 415.354.0355 or, if you have any questions or need assistance with the enrollment process.