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June 26, 2020

Emergency Fund Update: Thank You!

Eleven weeks ago, we reached out to San Francisco Zen Center’s community of friends, practitioners, and supporters asking for their help. It was a time of great uncertainty and distress and you responded with generosity, warmth, and care. We heard from over 1750 people in 25 countries, some giving for the first time and some for the first time in several years. We also heard from our long-time donors whose steadfast support is so critical.

Today we are pleased to announce that thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our goal at 1.1M. These funds make it possible for us to take care of our communities and to continue to offer the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha Way to the wider sangha. We are deeply grateful and humbled by your overwhelming response.

Click here for a message of appreciation from our Spiritual Leadership:

Our gratitude is boundless and our hearts are full. May we and all beings be peaceful, healthy, and free. May all who are suffering find comfort and support.

With gratitude and love,

Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Central Abbot

Furyu Nancy Schroeder
Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm

Tenzen David Zimmerman
Abiding Abbot, City Center

Leslie James
Abiding Teacher, Tassajara

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