22nd of March @10:15am – Guest Speaker Shokan, Jordan Thorn

Buddha-709119Please  join us this Saturday for a Dharma talk by Shokan Jordan Thorn. Jordan has been at SF Zen Center for 30 years. Ordained in 1977, later received Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer, he lives at SFZC’s City Center. He came to SF Zen Center as a result of the beat poetry movement that was of interest to  several Zen students in it’s early years and met as he arrived his soon to be friend, Issan Dorsey upon his arrival. He has lived at all three SFZC practice centers, has served in a variety of roles on senior staff and as an Officer, and was susho (head student) at Tassajara. Recently he served as City Center Tanto (Head of Practice) and became SF Zen Center’s Treasurer/CFO in September 2011 (a role he held before) and he is the teacher of a few of the HSZC Sangha members.

Saturdays include the early morning sitting & service beginning at 6:30am, a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We are offered a Dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by tea and cookies and socializing.

Please join us this Saturday and we hope to see you often!

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HSZC News March 17th 2014

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Saturday March 15 @11am, two ceremonial events

121This Saturday is both the annual observance of  Mahapajapati‘s life a great opportunity to celebrate women in Buddhism through the first female nun. And it’s our monthly full moon ceremony for the Worm, Crust (of snow),  Lenton, Crow, or Sap Moon (Farmer’s Almanac full moon names) which is for us the ceremony to renew our Bodhisattva vows. Come and join us for double the fun this Saturday morning!

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), morning service, a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. Dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by ceremony (when we have one) and then tea and cookies. We also have a regular schedule 6 days each week.

Please join us this Saturday for this celebration and we hope to see you often!

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Sat, Mar. 8th; Guest Speaker – Jeffrey Schneider

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Jeffrey Schneider is a priest at SF Zen Center, where he has lived, worked and practiced since 1978. He has taught and led retreats at a number of Buddhist centers, including ones in Texas, Missouri and North Carolina. The founder of the SF Zen Center recovery programs, he is currently the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.

6 days a week we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), morning service, and Soji.

Saturdays include the early morning sitting, a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We are offered a Dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by tea and cookies and socializing.

Please join us this Saturday and we hope to see you often!

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Saturdays at Hartford Street

t-jiJoin us Saturday each week for a 6:30am *Zazen sitting, *Morning Service, *Soji, followed by *Zazen Instruction at 8:30am (ideal for the new attendee, beginner or a great refresher course). *Zazen 9:25am sitting, *Dharma Talk (normally offered by Rev. Myo Lahey unless promoted as a Guest Speaker) at 10:15am and if a *ceremony is scheduled, ceremony finally followed by *Tea, Cookies and social interaction!

Zen is a Sangha sport so please join us on Saturdays including all you urban hermits!

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Fridays @ HSZC

Beautiful-Fuji*Thursdays & Fridays each week: HIV, Supporters, Friends and anyone really… sitting group 10:30am for 30 minutes then socializing in garden after.

*Fridays: Meditation in Recovery every week 19:30.

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Thursdays at 7:30pm

SANCHIJoin us Thursdays at 7:30 pm as we study The Book of Serenity as an opportunity to practice together in Sangha. We read the entirety of text we discuss together. Preparation is encouraged, and so are drop ins!

There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.

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HSZC Newsletter: February 18th

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Monday, Feb 17th – We will be closed!

HSZC will be closed American-Buddhismin observance of the national holiday in the United States of President’s day.  Have a safe holiday and we will see you soon!

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Sat. Feb 15th – Double Feature

ParinibbanaThis Saturday marks both the annual observance of Buddha’s Parinirvana and our monthly full moon ceremony for the hunger, or full snow moon ceremony renewal of Bodhisattva vows. Come and join us for double the fun this Saturday morning!

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), morning service, a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. Dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by ceremony and then tea and cookies.

Please join us this Saturday for this celebration and we hope to see you often!

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