Classes & Extended Courses

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Classes are offered on Sunday morning and Monday and Tuesday evenings. An ongoing sewing class is offered on Sunday afternoon. Classes series start at different times of the year and are organized around six core topics:

  • Buddha's Life and Early Texts
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Buddhist Wisdom
  • Ethics and Compassion
  • Zen
  • Contemporary Buddhism

For class and workshop registration, please use the Register Online button on the event page, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). We accept Visa or Mastercard.

Refund Policy

15 days or more: $20 service charge
14 - 8 days: 50% of the total fees
7 days or less: no refund
(minimum cancellation fee: $20)


Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income; see each class for fee information.

About Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations

Sunday Morning Class with Abbess Fu Schroeder, GGF 2/16 – 3/22

With Abiding Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Sundays, February 16 – March 22, 7:35 – 8:35 am

Monday Night Class with Tenshin Reb Anderson: Flowers Blooming on the Withered Tree, GGF 2/17 – 3/23

With Tenshin Reb Anderson
Mondays, February 17 – March 23, 7:30 – 9 pm

The Practice of Zazen (class), GGF 10/20 – 11/24

With Jiryu Rutschman-Byler
October 20 – November 24, 7:35 – 8:35 am

Monday Evening Class with Abbess Fu Schroeder, GGF 10/21 – 11/25

With Abiding Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Mondays, October 21 – November 25, 7:30 – 9 pm

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Instruction in sewing a rakusu, Buddha’s robe, is offered for those who are preparing for the Bodhisattva Initiation Ceremony with a Zen Center or affiliated teacher.