Guest Speaker: Bernd Bender – Saturday, July 16th

Great Master Bodhidharma

Saturday the 16th, our guest speaker will be Bernd Bender from the San Francisco Zen Center. Bernd has been a student of Soto Zen since 1984. After moving to San Francisco from Germany, he began his studies at the Zen Center, receiving lay ordination from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1996. He has lived at all three practice centers, and has translated several Buddhist texts from English to German. Bernd was Shuso (head student) during the City Center Spring Practice Period in 2009. He is inspired by how the simplicity of practice meets the infinite complexity of life. Bernd received Lay Dharma Entrustment from Dairyu Michael Wenger in 2010.

HSZC Marching in SF Pride Parade! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Hartford Street Zen Center sangha is marching in the San Francisco Pride Parade! To join us, please meet at San Francisco Zen Center (300 Page Street) Sunday, June 26 at 9:00am.

We encourage you to wear the HSZC Pride Parade T-shirt, an older HSZC design, or something in a shade of lavender. Hope to see you there!

HSZC needs volunteer Contingent Monitors to train for PRIDE!

Contingent Monitors are volunteers/staff members who will walk with HSZC, Queer Dharma and SFZC along the parade route acting as chaperones for our contingent.

There are three trainings left on June 22nd, 23rd & 24th.

* Contingent Monitors need only attend the first hour during one of the following training sessions.
* In addition to attending one of the training sessions, please let Rev. Myo know that you will be one of our Contingent Monitors.

Contingent Monitor & Safety Training

Wednesday, June 22
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Thursday, June 23
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Friday, June 24
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Larkin Hall
99 Grove Street, SF

* Advance registration is not required. Please arrive on-time to prevent
being turned away from the training session. All training sites are
wheelchair accessible.