By Tova Green Many residents of SFZC's City Center go up to the roof to get a view of the city, find a quiet place to read, or to work out on the...
Winter Storms Challenge Texas Zen Centers
In a winter when many regions of the United States have experienced fierce storms and freezing temperatures, last week’s extreme cold, snow, and freezing rain in Texas was unexpected and unprecedented.
A New Abbot for Old Plum Mountain Zen Center
On January 31, 2021 Hozan Alan Senauke became the second Abbot of Old Plum Mountain Zen Center (usually called Berkeley Zen Center).
A Mural to Greet The New Dawn
On the corner of Page and Laguna Streets in San Francisco, diagonally across from San Francisco Zen Center, is a corner building with a series of murals that wrap around the boarded-over windows.
2020 Year-End Campaign It is the support of Dharma friends that encourages us as we walk the intimate path of awakening together. The refuge of...
Statement on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Congress
The impact of the January 6 siege on Congress by a mob incited by the President of the United States continues to reverberate throughout the nation....
Remembering Kyoan Sandra Taylor
Kyoan Sandra Taylor began her study of Buddhism over 30 years ago in the Suzuki Roshi lineage at San Francisco Zen Center. She was ordained as a...
New Year’s Day Ceremony
On the morning of the New Year, for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 protocols, City Center residents sat zazen, bowed, and chanted together in the temple building.
A Call to End the Death Penalty
In response to the recent increase in federal executions, the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board released a call to abolish the death penalty and...