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SF’s LGBTQQI pride!

Please join us Saturday for our usual schedule to share support of the community with your sangha and then take part in the festivities!  

If you’d like to march in the parade, SFZC’s Queer Dharma and other SFZC family is marching, and you can join them!Capture

Sunday June 26th.  Please join !

If you’d like to meet directly at the Parade, please find our location and position # below:
    Parade position: 37
    Block J: Spear Street between Market and Mission
    Vehicles need to be in place by 9:00am,
    Marchers in place by 10:00am
After the parade at SFZC, Jisan Tova Green and  Larry Yang, one of the Community Grand Marshal’s of this years parade. will be leading an hour of meditation in the SFZC Buddha Hall at 4:30pm and all are welcome! 

SFZC Queer Dharma Team


Have a safe & joy filled pride

Please enjoy a safe and joy filled SF Pride festivities, keeping in mind and heart the advancements we have made and still the challenges we have today and in the future

sf pride 2016

And as always feel invited to join us to spend some of that pride time, quietly with the Hartford street ZC community whether you live nearby or are in town for the festivities.

Guest Speaker: Saturday, 4 June

Tremendous-Buddha-Tattoo-Image-1-520x400 This week, our regular Saturday Dharma talk at 10:15 a.m. will be given by Rev. Zachary Smith, from the San Francisco Zen Center. Everyone is invited to attend the period of seated meditation (J. zazen) beforehand at 9:25 a.m., and stay after the talk for tea-and-cookies upstairs in the living room. A great way to ease into your Saturday! All are welcome.

Opening for Zen Students (Resident Students)

The Hartford Street Zen Center presently has availability for two practice resident students.  We are looking for individuals interested in and committed to experiencing residential practice at a small, urban temple.  Ideally applicants would have prior experience with  full-time residential Buddhist community practice. Attendance to zazen, study group, ceremonies and teachings/lessons  and should be of strong interest. While participation and assistance in the daily events of the sangha are expected of any potential practice resident, it is our expectation that most residents are employed outside of the center (you must be able to pay your monthly tuition), we are accommodating toward one’s professional schedule balanced with the need of assistance in keep up temple operations on required attendance arrangements. If you’re interested but we don’t know you, please make sure to join us for practice as a first step.