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The ancient bodhisattvas found joy in doing small things, encouraged by the famous words in the Lotus Sutra, “to shine one corner of the world.” It is enough if you just shine one corner of the world. That is enough.
— Talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Tassajara, 1969

Shunryu Suzuki had great confidence in each person’s ability to make a positive contribution to the world. Because of his unshakeable belief that even the smallest activity in support of the Dharma is valuable, many people came together to found and steward San Francisco Zen Center. Today, the unique Dharma legacy of Suzuki Roshi is still nurtured by the members and benefactors of Zen Center.

During the month of October, new memberships will be doubled by matching gifts. Become a member of San Francisco Zen Center today! You too can shine one corner of the world.


Join or Renew Your Membership

  • Step 1: Choose a Level and Benefits

  • $0/month
  • Dharma Stream

    Individual $10/month or $120/year
    Household $15/month or $180/year
    (limited income option available)
  • Dharma Sky

    Individual $20/month or $240/year
    Household $30/month or $360/year
  • Dharma Mountain

    Individual $30/month or $360/year
    Household $45/month or $540/year
  • Dharma Lamp

    Individual $50/month or $600/year
    Household $75/month or $900/year
  • Dharma Pillar

    Individual $100/month or $1,200/year
    Household $150/month or $1800/year
  • Friend of... City Center / Green Gulch / Tassajara

    Individual $125/month or $1,500/year
    Household $187.50/month or $2,250/year
  • For nearly 50 years "beginners” have been coming to San Francisco Zen Center to practice the Buddhist teachings as handed down through the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.

    Together, we have built a community that supports a shared intention to dwell in awareness, harmony, and peace.

    Join us in our effort to be a quiet, powerful force for a better world.

  • Step 1: Choose Level

For help or more information, please consult our FAQ. If you've contributed to us through this new system, you may visit the Account Center.

Or contact Nancy Petrin, Membership and Alumni Manager, at 415.354.0355 or by email at devmembershipalumni@sfzc.org

Printable Membership Form (PDF)