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Taking the Bodhisattva Path

Last Saturday, September 17, we celebrated 16 new bodhisattvas taking the precepts and entering Buddha’s way – nine students at City Center, and seven at Green Gulch Farm.  It was a joy to witness such optimistic and enthusiastic practitioners filling the halls and courtyards of our temples. Read more

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A Message to Members about Changes to Board Elections and SFZC’s Bylaws

A letter from Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts, SFZC President Susan O’Connell, and Board Chair Larry Bye. Read more

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When Children Are Present

Young people call on us to be our best selves, teaching us to slow down and see the beauty in simple things, writes Meikyo Chelsea True, coordinator of the newly re-envisioned Children’s Program at Green Gulch Farm, now renamed the Youth & Family Program.  Read more

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7
Sep
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Welcoming Three New Bodhisattvas

The evening of Friday, September 2, 2016, a group of friends, family and fellow-practitioners gathered in the Buddha Hall at City Center to witness three sincere and beautiful Zen students formally take the Bodhisattva vows and don Buddha’s Robe for the first time. Read more

24
Aug
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Branching Streams: Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha, United Kingdom

Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha has as its main aim the support of a number of local sanghas scattered throughout the UK.

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24
Aug
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Tassajara: An Update

The Tassajara Guest Season is cancelled due to the smoky conditions in the valley and the ongoing threat of the fire coming to Tassajara.

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20
Aug
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Sitting With Fire—Again: Colleen Morton Busch

Colleen Morton Busch, author of Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire about the 2008 fire that threatened Tassajara, has written an op-ed for the Monterey Herald about this summer’s fire threat. You can read it here.

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19
Aug
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A Letter from SFZC President Susan O’Connell

As a result of the fire, Tassajara guest season will not reopen this summer. “Fire has been and will continue to be a part of the life of Tassajara,” writes Susan O’Connell. “She is a great teacher of the practice of impermanence.”
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17
Aug
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Soberanes Fire Update, August 17

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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Aug
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Soberanes Fire Update, August 16

Retreats and guest visits are cancelled until August 22.

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