Fall 2024 Green Gulch Residential Practice Period, GGF 10/16–12/17

Practice Center
Date / Time
Oct 16, 2024 / 3:00pm - Dec 17, 2024 / 11:00am
Event Type
Practice Periods

Wednesday, October 16, 3 pm–Tuesday, December 17, 11 am

The Fall 2024 Practice Period at Green Gulch Farm is an opportunity for beginning and experienced students to participate in an intense period of residential practice that centers around daily zazen, work practice, study, and regular one-on-one meetings with the teacher. Weekly events include lectures, formal ceremonies, classes, oryoki meals (formal meals in the meditation hall), and gatherings with the practice period teacher. Participants commit to stay in the Green Gulch valley during the entire nine weeks.

This practice period will include one day of tangaryo sitting, one one-day sitting, a five-day November sesshin led by visiting teacher Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, and a seven-day Rohatsu sesshin.

To Apply:

  • Please review the Practice Period Guidelines/Shingi before submitting your application.
  • Complete and submit a practice period application by the application deadline of August 20, 2024.
  • The Practice Period Applications Committee will notify applicants as to whether or not they have been accepted to the practice period by mid-September 2024. If you need to be notified about your acceptance earlier than mid-September (for your planning purposes), please email ggfabbotassist@sfzc.org and let us know. For questions or more information, contact Abbot’s Assistant at ggfabbotassist@sfzc.org.
Fee Information
  • Non-refundable application fee: $30 (this fee is paid while filling out the application). 
  • Practice period fee: $2250. This fee is paid after application acceptance. The notice of acceptance to the practice period will be accompanied by information on paying the fee. $500 of this fee is non-refundable when canceling less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the practice period.

San Francisco Zen Center is committed to making Zen practice and the Dharma accessible to all who seek it by offering both a General support fund and a dedicated BIPOC support fund. After your application has been accepted, please email supportfunds@sfzc.org to request financial support.

Please review and follow the current Health and Safety Requirements