City Center

Welcome to City Center

The City Center Zendo/Buddha Hall is open for morning and evening zazen and service, as well as for sittings and sesshins. Beginning August 27, the Buddha Hall will be open for the Saturday and Wednesday Dharma talks. We are excited to welcome our friends, old and new, back to the temple again!

The Winter 2023 Practice Period, led by Ryushin Paul Haller, will be posted soon and accepting applications for both residential and visitor/online participation. There are also opportunities for residential guest student practice.

We will continue to livestream many of our offerings. This includes the Saturday and Wednesday Dharma talks, which will also open to the public beginning August 27.

For more information and links, see the Covid-Related Opening and Closing Updates page. For the most recent news, please sign up for weekly Sangha News emails and see the Sangha News blog.

Check the website's main calendar and Online Programs pages for upcoming offerings.


Located near the Civic Center in San Francisco, Beginner's Mind Temple (Hosshin-ji) was established in 1969 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi as a training center in the Soto Zen tradition open to the general public. Offerings include daily meditation and service, semi-weekly dharma talks, classes, workshops, residential student programs, and opportunities to discuss one's spiritual practice with an experienced Zen practice leader.