Thomas Cleary translated many Zen texts, including koan collections and Dogen fascicles. His many brilliant translations from various spiritual traditions is a tremendous gift.
Meet Sozan Miglioli, SFZC’s New President
Sozan Miglioli became San Francisco Zen Center’s President in January 2021, after serving as Vice President for several years. In this interview he spoke of his vision and priorities for his new role.
Enso Village Ground Blessing and Financing
On June 17, San Francisco Zen Center’s Central Abbot Ed Sattizahn, Enso Village Spiritual Director Susan O’Connell, and Green Gulch Farm Senior...
Willow Fire at Tassajara: A Firsthand Account
On June 18, at 2 am, less than a month after my fire preparedness training, I received a phone call from Kogen Dito-Keith, our Tassajara Fire Crew head.
Assessing Risk as SFZC Slowly Reopens
The SFZC Health and Safety committee was formed soon after the pandemic began. Initially it consisted of the SFZC President and the directors of City Center, Green Gulch Farm, and Tassajara.
The New SFZC Online Bookstore Welcomes You!
The San Francisco Zen Center bookstore has been a wonderful resource for people to visit in person. The new Online Bookstore will enable people to view and search the bookstore inventory virtually.
Why Hasn’t San Francisco Zen Center Opened Yet?
UPDATE: September 2022 As we enter Fall 2022, both City Center and Green Gulch Farm are continuing to add in-person offerings. See Covid-Related...
How a Zen Priest Contributed to the Oscar-Nominated Film “Soul”
It is unusual to see the name of a Zen Buddhist teacher in the credits of a Disney/Pixar animated film. Many people have noticed Daijaku Kinst’s name at the end of Soul, a recent release that has been nominated for three Academy Awards.
Priest Ordination in a Time of Pandemic
On March 21, a clear, cool Sunday morning, two residents of Green Dragon Temple (Green Gulch Farm) were ordained as priests by three preceptors: Abiding Abbess Fu Schroeder, Eijun Linda Cutts, the teacher for Kristin Diggs, and Tenshin Reb Anderson, the teacher for Valerian Hauffe.