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Featured Photo October 19

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi sitting zazen (meditation) in the original zendo at Tassajara, 1969. Photo by Alan Marlowe.

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Can Meditation Kill?: The Abuse/Use of Meditation in Imperial Japan

Presentation by Brian Victoria
Friday, November 17, 7:30 – 9 pm in the City Center dining room

Samādhi and the mental power associated with it lay at the heart of Zen meditation, i.e. zazen.

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Statement on the Fires in Napa and Sonoma

October 12, 2017

Dear Friends,

This week the sun has been a dull red ball, the air dense with smoke, and we feel a pervasive concern for all those impacted by the fires in Napa and Sonoma.

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13
Oct

Shuso’s Blog for Fall 2017 Practice Period Now Available

Allison Tait, Kyoji Kanshin (“Humble Self, Generous Heart”) has published the first post of her Shuso blog for the current practice period.

You can now visit Allison’s blog at shusoblog.wordpress.com.

 

11
Oct

Gleaning at Green Gulch Farm, October 14

Saturday, October 14, 1:30 – 3 pm

Please join us at Green Gulch Farm to glean vegetables from the fields that will be donated to local non-profits such as the SF-Marin Food Bank, Poor Magazine, Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, Zen Hospice, and Martin de Porres in SF.

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10
Oct

Featured Photo October 12

Yellow warbler at Green Gulch Farm, October 2017. Photo by Clare Hollander.

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6
Oct

Book Event with Mayumi Oda: Divine Gardens

Please join us for a special event celebrating the release of Divine Gardens: Mayumi Oda and the San Francisco Zen Center.

Friday, November 10, 7:30 – 9 pm
In the dining room at City Center, 300 Page Street, SF

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5
Oct

Featured Photo October 5

The Sejiki altar at City Center. Photo by Chris Shelton.

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4
Oct

A Message in Response to Violence

Dear Sangha,

The abbatial leadership and all at San Francisco Zen Center join with people throughout this country and the world in mourning those who lost their lives, the hundreds who were wounded, and the families and friends of so many who were harmed in the indiscriminate killing of innocent people in Las Vegas. We also thank the many individuals—professional police, fire fighters, paramedics, ambulance drivers, doctors and nurses, as well as the citizens at the scene—who risked their lives to help protect and save, and recover one another.
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4
Oct

Volunteers for Meal Preparation for Homeless Men and Women

San Francisco Zen Center, in cooperation with the San Francisco Interfaith Council and the Gubbio Project, offers meals (breakfast and dinner) on a semi-regular basis to homeless men and women. We are compiling a list of volunteers who are interested in being invited to help with these meals.

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