Meet SFZC’s New Central Abbot, Tenzen David Zimmerman

What David enjoyed most about being Abiding Abbot of SFZC’s urban temple was taking care of the day-to-day Zen ceremonial practice and teaching.

Meet San Francisco Zen Center’s Outgoing Board Chair Helen Degenhardt

“Working closely with SFZC for all these years was my practice … People were so thoughtful in their interactions and had a presence that I valued.”

“Zen Practice Is Learning to Support Others” – Meet Jiryu Rutschman-Byler, the Incoming Green Gulch Farm Abiding Abbot

“It calls on my utmost sincerity and vulnerability in order to do something together. That’s the only way for Zen practice to be meaningful.”

Join Us In Welcoming and Celebrating San Francisco Zen Center’s Abbatial Leadership, March 10 – 12

As SFZC prepares for the transition of its abbatial seats, we are pleased to invite the sangha to participate in ceremonies over March 10 – 12.