Visit the Zen Center Bookstore at City Center, 300 Page Street, for an array of unique gifts. In addition to a wide collection of books, find many original items, handcrafted pottery and ceramics, malas, lovely incense sets, and temple and altar items.
by Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao (玄道)
Recently I gave meditation instruction at SFZC’s City Center. When I asked the newcomers what brought them to meditation, one person mentioned “peace of mind,” and another said “to be freed from suffering.” It struck me that no matter who we are, there is a common thread that brings us to practice—our inner-most desire to be freed from suffering and to live in peace and happiness.
Dear Dharma Friends,
Today’s fast-paced and painfully polarized world presents special challenges for all of us committed to the Dharma practice of “right speech.” For most of us this is particularly true in the digital realm where there is a strong impulse to react immediately.