August 21, 2018
Meet Our Youngest Member and Support the Membership Drive

We have one week left of our annual Membership Drive and have welcomed 56 new members to the Zen Center community. That means we’re 44 members away from reaching our goal of enrolling 100 members in 30 days.

To support our ability to continue sharing the teachings we are inviting Zen Center practitioners and friends to deepen their connection to San Francisco Zen Center by signing up for membership.

During this year’s drive we are exploring the many types of connections the membership program supports, including a connection to community, inspiring teachings, and our present moment experience. For our members Cat and Eli, practice helps them stay connected to what’s most important while raising a child. In the video below you’ll hear about the Zen of parenting from Cat and Eli, the parents of our youngest member, Maya.

Our hope is that the membership program supports families and individuals to feel connected to the freedom within daily life. One way that we support members in connecting to their practice is by offering 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 SFZC, 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 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 to 300 Page St. San Francisco, CA 94102 (with “annual membership” written in the memo line).

Thank you for considering SFZC in your practice of generosity. Please join us in creating a more compassionate, wise, and ethical world.

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