Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Higher Education

San Francisco Zen Center is a learning center with community programs for all

See also

If you think Zen Center programs are simply quiet, meditative, and solemn occasions requiring passive involvement, then get ready for wonderful learning experiences, and in fact many of them.

More Photos

The San Francisco Zen Center, also known as City Center, is an amazing educational venue offering more learning opportunities than most people realize. Additionally, this beautiful Julia Morgan designed building is one of the largest Buddhist sanghas (Buddhist community of monks and nuns) outside Asia. As a traditional training center in the Soto Zen tradition, City Center offers daily meditation and service for those new to Zen and for more experienced followers. The Zen Center has three practice places: San Francisco City Center; Green Gulch Farm in Marin County; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center -- the first Zen training center in the West -- in the Ventana Wilderness near Big Sur.

The Zen Center’s excellent website is complete with all the information you need on the San Francisco Zen Center, linked centers Green Gulch Center and Tassajara, and featured offerings including upcoming talks, classes, tea events, workshops and retreats, plus much more.

Note: “San Francisco Zen Center welcomes diversity. People of every race, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability — all are welcome. May all beings realize their true nature.”*

Highlighted here are some examples upcoming at the Zen Center:

Classes & Extended Courses:

  • Meditative Training: Establishing a Meditation Practice in Four Short Weeks
  • Transforming Depression and Anxiety: Drop-in Classes
  • Awakening in a Female Form: A Panel Discussion on Women in Zen
  • Contemplative Caregiver Course 2014

Practice Groups:

  • Dharma en Espanol
  • Young Urban Zen
  • Queer Dharma

Ceremonies:

  • New Year’s Eve at City Center
  • New Year’s Day Ceremony
  • Buddha’s Birthday Celebration
  • Summer Solstice Ceremony

Check the Zen Center website calendar for exact dates of these activities

*San Francisco Zen Center website, main page.

~ Become a subscriber and stay in touch with my information updates!

meet me at: facebook/mgraysmith.writer
melaniewrites.com
melaniegraysmith.com

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!