Statement on the Fires in Napa and Sonoma

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. The web of connection is broad; there are so many to hold in our hearts. News...
Walk to Feed the Hungry on September 30

Walk to Feed the Hungry on September 30

Saturday, September 30, noon – 5:00 pm Starting Location: Gold Mountain Monastery, 800 Sacramento Street Ending Location: San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street – arriving at 3:30 pm: please consider volunteering to host the group at City Center On...
Sanctuary and Action

Sanctuary and Action

By Central Abbess Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts Amidst the political and social challenges of our times, when public expressions of racism, bigotry, anti-semitism, and hatred and violence are rising, I wanted to make very clear that San Francisco Zen Center, in our...
Featured Photo July 13

Featured Photo July 13

A group at Sokoji in 1964. Photo by Joan B. Mayer. Mel Weitsman is to the left of Richard Baker who is sitting behind Suzuki Roshi. Sojun Mel Weitsman gave a public Dharma talk at City Center on July 1 in which he talked, in part, about the beginnings of San Francisco...