Congratulations to Tim O’Connor Fraser, Gyoku To I Toku / Jade Lantern Solemn Virtue, the Fall 2019 City Center shuso. The shuso ceremony, after which these photos were taken, took place on Saturday, December 7. Lorenzo Garbo was Tim’s benji/assistant during the practice period. Photos by Eli Brown-Stevenson.
Congratulations also to Green Gulch Farm Fall 2019 shuso, Tedd Brown, Seiyu Myoho / Quiet Courage, Wondrous Liberation. Below is a photo taken after the shuso ceremony on Monday, December 9. Photo by Thiemo Blank.
Sejiki is a traditional Japanese Zen Buddhist ceremony for the spirits of departed ones. This powerful ceremony summons forth all restless spirits and pacifies agitation and violence within and without. At City Center, residents, guests, and families from Clare House in San Francisco dress in costumes both simple and elaborate. These are photos from past celebrations by unknown photographers.
Sole Stop SF is a non-profit that provides socks and shoes to homeless men and women.
You can participate by placing your donations in the barrel provided in the Beginner’s Mind Temple/City Center lobby at 300 Page Street or through the Sole Stop web site.
September 1 – 30
San Francisco Zen Center Art Lounge
300 Page Street, SF 94102
Reception: Friday, September 13, 7 – 9 pm
with Koki Takei
Thursday, September 12, 7:30 – 9 pm
In the City Center Dining Room, 300 Page Street, SF 94102