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Winter 2014 Practice Period at City Center

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Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Jisan Tova Green
Six-Day Sesshin, CC 3/23-3/28
03/23/2014 - 03/28/2014
Waking Up in the Midst of our Lives: The Bodhisattva Way

with Anshin Rosalie Curtis and Jisan Tova Green
January 21 - March 28, 2014

Residential and nonresidential options available

In this practice period we will explore the aspiration to live beneficial and meaningful lives in the context of our complete interdependence with everyone and everything.

How can we live in a way that benefits all beings and the entire world, including ourselves? Our awakened ancestors left us timeless instructions; studying them can encourage and energize our practice and our sangha life.

The practice period begins with an orientation on the evening of Tuesday, January 21. The first one-day sitting is on Saturday, January 25. The practice period includes two one-day sittings and concludes with a six-day sesshin, March 22 - 28.

Nonresidential Participation

Nonresident participants join the practice period at a level of commitment that is appropriate to their circumstances.

Nonresidential Fee: $75 plus additional fees for sittings, classes, sesshins, workshops and events, as indicated. Use the ticket table below or include payment with your application, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

Nonresidential Applications:
Residential Participation

Residential practice period participants join the full practice period schedule, or a limited schedule that includes everything except the daily work practice. Residential participants should plan to arrive by the early afternoon of January 21.

Residential Fees:
  • Full: Includes full-time work practice at City Center
    $1,591 shared room
    $1,936 private room, if available
  • Limited: Not working at City Center
    $2,279 shared room
    $2,627 private room, if available
Residential Applications:
  • Download the Residential Practice Period Application [Word]/[PDF]. You may also email the office (ccoffice@sfzc.org) to request one, or call 415.863.3136.
  • To process residential applications, a non-refundable fee of $30 is required. Use the ticket table below or include payment with your application, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).
Deadline for residential applications: December 20, 2013
Note: We will accept new residential participants in the practice period based on available housing. If you want to practice as a resident, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as residential space is limited.

Related Bio(s):

Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Anshin Rosalie Curtis came to Zen Center for the first time on January 2, 1982 for a Saturday Dharma talk. She has held various staff and officer positions and was Zen Center's graphic designer for ten years in the 1990s. She completed her shuso training as a lay practitioner in 2004, was ordained as a priest a year later, and received Dharma transmission from Michael Wenger in 2011. Currently she is the tanto, head of practice, at City Center.

Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President of San Francisco Zen Center. Previously she held positions as City Center Director and as a hospice social worker. A practice leader at San Francisco Zen Center, Tova co-founded Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group.