On Saturday, September 23, three Zen students received priest ordination in a ceremony at SFZC’s City Center. Congratulations to all!
At 90, Kaz has a heightened awareness of the imminence of death. He is collaborating with his daughter on a film, “Can We Appreciate Death?”
Congratulations to the initiates who received the precepts from Abbot Jiryu Rutschman-Byler in a Jukai Ceremony at Green Gulch Farm on August 23.
Alan will be reading from his second novel, Make the Dark Night Shine … the novel is a love letter from a father to the daughter he never met.
Working together has always been a cornerstone of Zen practice, enabling practitioners to take zazen from the meditation hall out into the world.
The Sejiki ceremony stands not only as a ritual but also as a profound exploration into the intricacies of existence, suffering, and desire.
“I saw the reader of the book as a friend I could trust and share my life with. That made it safer to be vulnerable.”
The Suzuki Roshi Memorial Garden is lovely and quiet, tucked into the foot of a hill behind the Herb Circle in the Green Gulch garden.
We are looking for volunteers to help pack, label, and securely store the library’s rich and varied collection.