First Turning: A Zen Approach to the Satipatthana Sutta—The Direct Path of Realization, Online 6/7 - 6/28

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jun 7, 2021 / 7:30pm - Jun 28, 2021 / 9:00pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24 hours before the start date. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions. This program will have the option of closed captioning.

The class sessions will be recorded and sent out to all participants after each class.

Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm PT

This class is the first part of a three-month summer series, “Three Turnings of the Wheel,” during which San Francisco Zen Center's senior teachers are offering classes and lectures on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Vimalakirti Sutra, and Vasubandhu’s 30 Verses.

The Satipatthana Sutta, which describes the four foundational practices of mindfulness, is one of the primary teachings of early Buddhism, known as the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel. It outlines a progressive methodology for the cultivation of awareness.

In this class we will examine each of the categories of practice in the Satipatthana and compare them to the perspectives and practices within the Zen tradition.

Each week practices derived from Satipatthana will be offered and there will be the option of participating in small peer groups to share your experiences in engaging these practices.

Paul will be referring to the following text, which can be purchased from the SFZC bookstore (, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization by Analayo.

Fee Information
  • Full price: $120
  • SFZC members: $108

We offer a number of discounted tickets:

  • Sliding Scale 1: $72
  • Sliding Scale 2: $30

For additional discount options, please email us at

Register Online

Or call 415-354-0360.