January 17, 2023
Preparing for Mountain Seat Weekend 2023: A Call for Volunteers
Mountain Seat Procession 2012

Mountain Seat Procession 2012. Photo by Kim Kogen Hart.

San Francisco Zen Center is seeking volunteers leading up to and during the Mountain Seat weekend, March 10 – 12. Green Gulch Farm Abiding Abbess Fu Shroeder and Central Abbot Ed Sattizahn will be stepping down, and City Center Abiding Abbot Tenzen David Zimmerman will step down to become the Central Abbot. Incoming City Center Abbot Mako Voelkl (on Saturday, March 11) and Green Gulch Farm Abbot Jiryu Rutschman-Byler (on Sunday, March 12) will step up to the Mountain Seat. SFZC is expecting many guests to attend these ceremonies.

Traditionally, the entire community, residential and non-residential, comes together to support such events.

Volunteers are especially needed in the kitchens, as well as to act as greeters, and to help with set-up before the events, and clean-up after the events. If you are available for a kitchen shift Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12, or to help in the other listed capacities on March 10, 11, 12, and 14, please contact Brent Haas, who is coordinating volunteers, at 415-505-1627 or brent.haas@sfzc.org.

Your help is greatly appreciated.