Welcome to San Francisco Zen Center, a place for reflection, connection, and engagement. Today, and for more than 50 years, this feeling of togetherness has been the heart of this community.
San Francisco Zen Center offers daily meditation, classes, workshops and retreats, Dharma talks and guest speaker events, and a wide array of Dharma teachings. A place to meet, share and connect, to meditate and practice together. Please visit the Calendar page for more details. Sign up for our Sangha News email to receive notices of upcoming events.
Beginner's Mind Temple (City Center) is scheduled for an extensive renovation in 2024! We are creating a Welcome Center, upgrading bathrooms, adding an elevator to go from the basement to the third floor, and many other improvements that will help make Beginner's Mind Temple more welcoming and accessible for all for many years to come. See this page for details and closure information.
Upcoming practice periods at each temple:
Fall 2023 Practice Period at City Center led by Ryushin Paul Haller, October 2 – December 9, Residential and Visitor/Online options. Applications for residential participation are closed; registration for visitor/online participation is due by September 26.
Fall 2023 Residential Practice Period: The Practice of Zazen led by Jiryu Rutschman-Byler, October 18 – December 19. Applications are closed.
January 2024 Intensive led by Tenshin Reb Anderson at Green Gulch Farm, January 6 – 27. Applications are due by November 12.