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Guest Speaker, Sat. July 29 – Rev. Shosan Victoria Austin

Rev. Shosan Victoria AustinFrom SFZC:

Shosan Victoria Austin began practicing both Zen and yoga in 1971. In the Soto Zen tradition, she is entrusted as a Dharma heir in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, an international priest of the Soto School, and a Dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Center. She trained in the U.S., in India, and in Japan. In the Iyengar tradition, she is certified as an Intermediate teacher.

In addition to working with the yogic needs of meditation students around the country, in diverse settings including workplaces, institutions, and homes, Victoria teaches public yoga classes at San Francisco Zen Center and the Abode of Iyengar Yoga, ethics and teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s Teacher Training Program, and serves as an assessor of the next generation of Iyengar yoga teachers.

She trains regularly with senior yoga and Zen teachers, including Sojun Mel Weitsman, Manouso Manos, and the Iyengar family. Victoria’s practice goal is to wake up in a way that benefits beings. Her teaching goals include transmitting Zen Buddhism as a yogic path and Yoga as a path of awareness. Keeping faith with each tradition, she offers classes and workshops accessible to a wide variety of abilities and circumstances.

Her website is See our Saturday schedule for more details.

Our Podcast is Back!

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Our weekly dharma talks are back in the iTunes store, and are also now available on Google Play and Stitcher! So whichever way you prefer to get your podcasts, you will be able to receive the dharma from our temple automatically every week.

Monday Mindfulness with Max: NO Class Mon. 3 July

Please Note: There will not be a class meeting this coming Monday, 3 July, as Rev. Max will be on call at the hospital. The regular meeting will resume on Monday, 10 July.

Beginning June 5th! Mondays @7pm – Mindfulness Meditation

Monday Mindfulness flyer in PDF

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Monday, 17th of April – HSZC closed for the day –

We will be closed the full day on April 17th 2017. Please have a good day and we will see you Tuesday the 18th of April at 6:00am!

8 April – a half day retreat, still time to join us and sign up for the meal!

email to register or use the sign up sheet at the temple. It is a day filled with auspicious events, half day retreat, Buddha’s birthday and the scheduled full moon which is an opportunity to renew bodhisattva vows!