Shuso Dan Gudgel completed the Winter 2023 Practice Period at City Center.
Meet SFZC’s New Central Abbot, Tenzen David Zimmerman
What David enjoyed most about being Abiding Abbot of SFZC’s urban temple was taking care of the day-to-day Zen ceremonial practice and teaching.
Meet San Francisco Zen Center’s Outgoing Board Chair Helen Degenhardt
“Working closely with SFZC for all these years was my practice … People were so thoughtful in their interactions and had a presence that I valued.”
“Zen Practice Is Learning to Support Others” – Meet Jiryu Rutschman-Byler, the Incoming Green Gulch Farm Abiding Abbot
“It calls on my utmost sincerity and vulnerability in order to do something together. That’s the only way for Zen practice to be meaningful.”
Join Us In Welcoming and Celebrating San Francisco Zen Center’s Abbatial Leadership, March 10 – 12
As SFZC prepares for the transition of its abbatial seats, we are pleased to invite the sangha to participate in ceremonies over March 10 – 12.
Ben Connelly on Vasubandhu’s “Three Natures”
Ben’s new book makes accessible Yogacara teachings that can enable us to heal and transform systems of harm within ourselves and our communities.
Meet Mako Voelkel, the Next City Center Abiding Abbot
Mako hopes to work with the community of practitioners to reinvigorate urban practice, with respect and kindness towards every person.
A Message from SFZC Leadership in Response to Gun Violence and Police Brutality
We confirm our commitment to establishing and supporting a community free from hate and the threat of violence.
Jukai Ceremony at City Center January 21
Congratulations to the initiates who received the precepts in a Jukai Ceremony at SFZC’s City Center on January 21.