City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals.
We wish a happy, safe, and peaceful holiday to all!
New Year's Eve at City Center December 31, 2013
This event begins at 8:30 pm with a work meeting followed by temple cleaning. Noodle soup is served at 10:00. The han begins at 10:30 to signal zazen at 10:45. There will be two periods of zazen and the ringing of the densho 108 times. The night ends with a bonfire in the courtyard. Donations are appreciated.
The Brahmajala Sutta is placed as the first discourse in the collected scriptures of early Buddhism. By presenting a radical message of an alternative to relying on religious views, including many Buddhist views, this discourse provides a good foundation for reading all the discourses of the Buddha.
Part of the SFZC Advanced Budhdist Studies Lecture Series
In this sutta, the Buddha deals with many questions about how to preserve and practice the dharma after his impending death.
Martin Luther King Holiday, CC 1/20 City Center is closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As with other holidays, there will be no meditation or open meals on this day. Meditation in Recovery will meet in the evening as usual.
A presentation by internationally renowned stained glass artist Narcissus Robert Quagliata, famous for designing glassworks at Yerba Buena Gardens, Grace Cathedral and the beautiful Central Train Station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The shakuhachi came to Japan from China in the 7th century. By the 13th century there was an offshoot of the Rinzai school called Fuke-shu, whose priests as their main meditative practice would play the shakuhachi.
Interim, CC 3/31-4/5 During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.