Practice Periods

How to Apply

Applications are available on the specific practice period page, which will also provide due dates and instructions for submitting your application.

All residential applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $30 application fee. If you have any questions about the application process, please call or email the City Center Director at 415.354.0383 or ccdirector@sfzc.org.

Pure Standards for Residential Zen Training

Sample Practice Period Schedule

Winter 2019 Practice Period at City Center: Residential Option, CC 1/23 – 3/23

The Heart of the Zen Way
Led by Senior Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller
January 23 – March 23
Applications for residential participation due December 28, 2018

Winter 2019 Practice Period at City Center: Commuter Option, CC 1/23 – 3/23

The Heart of the Zen Way
Led by Senior Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller
January 23 – March 23
Applications for commuters due January 21

Fall 2018 Practice Period at City Center – Residential 10/2 – 12/8

The Koan of Everyday Life
Led by City Center Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Participants can engage in a practice period in one of three ways: as a resident, as a commuter, and online.

Fall 2018 Practice Period at City Center – Online Option 10/2 – 12/8

The Koan of Everyday Life
Led by City Center Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Applications for online participation due October 1

Fall 2018 Practice Period at City Center – Commuter 10/2 – 12/8

The Koan of Everyday Life
Led by City Center Abiding Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Participants can engage in a practice period in one of three ways: as a resident, as a commuter, and online.