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Posts tagged ‘Green Gulch Farm’

17
Jul

Gratitude for Huey Johnson (1933-2020)

San Francisco Zen Center, Marin County and, indeed, anyone concerned about the environment, lost a great friend and benefactor with the death of Huey Johnson on July 12, 2020. Read more

16
Jul

Green Gulch Residents Display New Banner and Offer July 4th Sitting in Support of Black Lives

By Steph Blank

On July 4th, Green Gulch residents gathered again at the bell tower to bow together in silence and process to the top of the Green Gulch driveway at Highway 1. There, we sat zazen beneath a new Black
Lives Matter banner. The original banner that we had displayed had been removed without the community’s support.
For many years, July 4th has been a vibrantly celebrated holiday at Green Gulch – recognized as INTERdependence Day and celebrated with music and farm festivities. This year, seated silently on cushions and chairs alongside the steady traffic of Highway 1, we quietly offered our love and prayers for the freedom of all beings.

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16
Jun

Sheltering in Practice

By Steph Blank

Pandemic Response Part I

Sheltering in Practice (with Children)

During the first few days of Shelter in Place Practice at Green Gulch, our children had the idea to build a raft. It was a comforting activity. We harvested a piece of bamboo from the farm and cut it into equal lengths. We wrapped and tied each of the pieces together with rainbow-colored nylon string. With a little putty from the shop we secured an upright mast in the middle with a bamboo leaf for the sail. “Where can we sail it?” they wondered.
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15
Jun

Black Lives Matter Protest at Green Gulch Farm

Green Gulch Farm held a memorial service on 5/31 for the innumerable lives lost to police violence and hung a Black Lives Matter banner on their sign on Highway 1. Yesterday, residents marched to the top of the driveway to sit in solidarity as strict shelter in place protocols have prevented the community to join the protests. To view the memorial service, held in the empty GGF zendo due to physical distancing, go here: https://www.sfzc.org/teachings/dharma-talks/george-floyd-blm-service

Photos by GGF resident Steph Blank
5
Mar

Green Gulch Farm 2020 Apprenticeship Programs Still Open for Applications

Apprentice positions are still open in the farm and garden + land stewardship programs at Green Gulch Farm for the 2020 season (April 8 – October 12)! This program is a unique and wonderful opportunity to study the Buddha Way and practice intimately with the land, nourishing self and other.

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19
Feb

Featured Photo February 20

Green Gulch Farm, garden border in the spring. Photo by Shundo David Haye.

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27
Dec

Featured Photo January 30

February in the Green Gulch Farm garden. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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12
Dec

Featured Photo December 20

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.

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10
Dec

Featured Photo December 12

Having received the precepts on November 17, 2019, at Green Gulch Farm from preceptor Tenshin Reb Anderson were Dennis Sarni – Se Shu Kai Kon — Life-Birth Protector / Precept Jewel; Gail Kurtz – Ko Shin Kai Shi — Luminous/Radiant Heart-Mind / Precept Poetry; Tony Head – Ya Sen Kai San — Wild Rivers / Precept Mountains; Jeremy Lane – Jitsu Fu Kai Rai — Reality Breeze / Precept Thunder; Rose Rodriquez – Ji U Kai Sho — Compassion Rain / Precept Dawn; Edward Suprenant – Shin Ryu Ho Kai — True Dragon / Liberation Precept; and Laura Cleveland – Nin Getsu Kai Gaku — Patient Moon / Precept Music/Comfort. Congratulations to all!

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2
Oct

Featured Photo October 3

Green Gulch Farm’s fall 2018 pumpkin harvest. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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