Farley’s connection to the San Francisco Zen Center is through its original owner, Roger Hillyard.
“Once you know how the dough becomes bread, you will understand enlightenment.” —Shunryu Suzuki
Suzuki is interested in the “unique feeling” that can be created in a sangha and in a “renewed feeling for zazen” each time we sit all day.
“So we do not try to escape from this world to some special world. We should find out the true meaning of life in our everyday life.”
“We don’t exist as separate beings; we’re relational beings. Psychotherapy is an interpersonal meditation.”
Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder offered the precepts to two people in a jukai/lay initiation ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on December 21.
Five people received the precepts in a jukai/lay initiation ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on December 19.
This was the first jukai ceremony at City Center since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and a joyful event for participants and guests.
It’s a beautiful thing to feel the gift of what is unfolding for participants. It’s a container in which people—and we facilitators—can show up.