“I’m optimistic about the new generation of students. Sincere people of all ages continue arriving to give us a try.”
Shuso Dan Gudgel completed the Winter 2023 Practice Period at City Center.
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.
“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.”
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.
Ben’s new book makes accessible Yogacara teachings that can enable us to heal and transform systems of harm within ourselves and our communities.
A portion of Gary McNabb’s ashes remain at Green Gulch Farm at a place of reverence for lineage holders.
A long-term practitioner of Soto Zen Buddhism, she received her vows through SFZC and was given the name Zan Do Sho On / Mountain Way, True Voice.