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Call for applications for SFZC Major Gifts & Legacy Officer

Position Overview: San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) is looking for a Major Gifts & Legacy Officer who will be responsible for growing the major gifts program by cultivating and stewarding existing major donors, and especially identifying and qualifying prospects in our database for major gifts potential.

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A Conversation on Right Speech with Abbess Fu Schroeder

Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Furyu Schroeder comments on Right Speech.

Q: What is the Buddhist precept on right speech?

Fu Schroeder: There are several of them: A disciple of Buddha does not lie, does not praise self at the expense of others, and does not slander.

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Featured Photo: December 7

Dawn from the rooftop of San Francisco Zen Center’s Beginner’s Mind Temple in San Francisco.

Photograph by Shundo David Haye and “Right Speech” calligraphy by Gendo Lucy Xiao.

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Year-end Greetings from the Abbatial Leadership, Teachers, and Zen Center Community

Dear Dharma Friends,

Today’s fast-paced and painfully polarized world presents special challenges for all of us committed to the Dharma practice of “ight speech.” For most of us this is particularly true in the digital realm where there is a strong impulse to react immediately.

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Featured Photo April 20

Group ready to cycle from City Center to Green Gulch Farm for the Zen-a-thon celebration on April 15. Photo by Nick Howells (not Myles Cowherd).

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With Gratitude from the Abbatial Leadership

As the New Year begins, we too begin again to take up and reaffirm what is most important to us and what is needed now more than ever—a life of practice for the benefit of everyone. We are filled with gratitude for the generosity you have shown in support of San Francisco Zen Center.

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Taking Practice into the World – Ann Marie

“This sangha held me, accepted me, and taught and learned with me, and the dharma began to awaken in my bones.”

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Taking Practice into the World – Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser

There was a sense, not unlike in our present times, that something deeply consequential was being set in motion.”

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Being Inspired by Samantabhadra

This holiday season, we’re taking inspiration from the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, who is often linked to beneficial activity. Read more


Why Did You Become a Member of SFZC?

Our members provide vital financial support so that we may continue to offer free public programs, talks, and daily sittings to all those who seek the Dharma. What motivates people to become members of San Francisco Zen Center? Read more