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Statement on the Fires in Napa and Sonoma

October 12, 2017

Dear Friends,

This week the sun has been a dull red ball, the air dense with smoke, and we feel a pervasive concern for all those impacted by the fires in Napa and Sonoma.

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Gleaning at Green Gulch Farm, October 14

Saturday, October 14, 1:30 – 3 pm

Please join us at Green Gulch Farm to glean vegetables from the fields that will be donated to local non-profits such as the SF-Marin Food Bank, Poor Magazine, Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, Zen Hospice, and Martin de Porres in SF.

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Sanctuary Today: Exploring Sanctuary and Action — An Evening of Education and Discussion

Presentation by Sarah Lee on Sanctuary Today
Thursday, September 28, 7:30- 9 pm at City Center, 300 Page Street, SF

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CommunityGrows Is in the Neighborhood…

… and it needs our help! San Francisco Zen Center is delighted to highlight the work of CommunityGrows, founded and spearheaded by long-time Zen Center alum Barbara Wenger, and she is now asking for the sangha’s help.

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Visionary Marin 2016 Honors Abbess Fu Schroeder

Visionary Marin 2016
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
November 3, 6 – 8:30 pm Read more


GGF Ecosattvas Hunt Down the MOOP

Green Gulch Farm resident Ecosattvas woke up early on their sleep-in day on Friday, July 15, to embark upon a bodhisattva treasure hunt along the stretch of Highway One, writes farm manager Qayyum Johnson.

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Giver, Receiver and Gift: Cooking Great Food for the Winter Shelter Program

San Francisco Zen Center volunteers came together in the City Center kitchen on three Sundays this year to cook dinner for the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s Winter Shelter Program. Read more


Volunteers Needed to Cook and Serve for the Winter Shelter Program

Zen Center will be taking part in the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s Winter Shelter program again this year. We will be providing meals for homeless men at local churches on the following Sundays: Read more


Day in the Life, Part 1

Practice takes many forms. We may meditate at home before a full day of work, we may practice while taking care of our children or aging parents, we may volunteer to help our communities, we may be a resident at a local temple, we may listen to dharma talks during our commute. In the myriad ways intention can be expressed, together we support each other.

We interviewed four sangha members to learn about their experiences with practice in daily life. Below are some reflections from two of these members. Read more


Giving Tuesday

Save the Date: December 1

It is easy to forget that the holidays are a time of giving and generosity. Join San Francisco Zen Center on social media on December 1 as we take part in #GivingTuesday, a day created to remind us to give back to the causes we care about. Read more