Covid-Related Opening and Closing Updates

Updated: January 20, 2022 (previous update September 27, 2021)

San Francisco Zen Center is committed to the health and safety of our residential and wider sangha, and to sharing the Dharma with all who seek it. We look forward to the time when we can be fully open and welcome people back inside our temples. Until then, we will continue to support our growing online communities with zazen, service, Dharma talks, and classes and workshops. May all beings, without exception, be safe and free from harm.

Note: As the Covid-19 situation is fluid, this page may be updated frequently. Be sure to consult it often and be prepared for information to change. For more on how decisions are made regarding SFZC and Covid-19, please read this article. If you have any questions or concerns, please email our Temple Coordinator, ellen.simpson@sfzc.org

City Center

  • Short-term and long-term residential student stays: Open to the public. See our guest student program.
  • Entry to the 300 Page Street building: Not open to the public for drop-in participation.
  • Zendo/Morning and Evening Zazen: Not open to the public for drop-in participation. Online zendo available to the public here.
  • Winter 2022 Practice Period: Not open to the public for drop-in participation. Commuter participants in the Winter Practice Period are invited to join the residential sangha for zazen, service, and breakfast, with some restrictions.
  • Conference Center Rentals: Open for rentals to the public. Visit our Conference Center Rentals page for more information or contact Roger at ccshika@sfzc.org
  • Outreach programs and volunteers: Open. Contact Jeffrey at outreach@sfzc.org
  • Sewing classes: Not yet open to the public. Contact sewing teacher, Tim Wicks, at timothywicks@comcast.net
  • Wednesday evening Dharma talk: Available livestreamed via Zoom and archived.
  • Saturday morning Dharma talk: Available livestreamed via Zoom and archived.
  • Practice Groups - Meditation in Recovery, Young Urban Zen, Unpacking Whiteness, Zen en Espanol: Available online. Search the name of the practice group on sfzc.org to find zoom links and more information.
  • Classes and Workshops: Available online only. View our online programs here.
  • Bookstore: Online only; contactless pickup and shipping.
  • Library: Closed
  • Room Rentals: Not open to the public.

Green Gulch Farm

  • Residential student stays: Open to the public, please visit apprenticeship info page.
  • Entry to the grounds: Public trails open for hike-through only, no parking or restrooms available on site.
  • GGF Welcome Center: Not open to the public.
  • Zendo: Not open to the public.
  • Sunday Dharma talk: Available livestreamed via Zoom and archived.
  • Classes and Workshops: Available online only. View our online programs here.
  • Bookstore: Online only; contactless pickup and shipping
  • Outreach volunteers: limited – contact Karena Frances at ggfvolunteers@sfzc.org
  • Fall Practice Period: Open for new temple residents. Click here to register and learn more.
  • January Intensive: Open for new temple residents. Click here to register and learn more.
  • Room Rentals: closed to the public
  • Conference Rentals: closed to the public

Tassajara

Online Practice Center