City Center Visits & Stays

City Center Courtyard


Beginning in January 2024, the City Center Renovation Project will require that application for residential practice opportunities at City Center be suspended. This will continue until the end of 2024 or the completion of the project. Applications may be accepted again beginning in November 2024 for 2025. To stay informed about the project and its progress, please sign up to receive Sangha News and check our social media communications (see links in the footer of the website).

Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara will continue to offer residential practice opportunities, as described on the Live the Temple Life page.

To learn more about the Work Practice Apprenticeship (WPA), and the Zen Kitchen and Mindful Activity apprenticeship programs, please find information here.

To learn more about Guest Student stays, please find information here.

City Center is currently closed for overnight reservations. For the most recent updates, please follow the Sangha News blog.

San Francisco Zen Center offers many onsite and online programs and events.

The Saturday and Wednesday Dharma talks continue to be offered in the Online Zendo and are also available for onsite attendance. Before applying for, attending, or registering for City Center's events and programs, please review the Health and Safety Requirements.

Please review San Francisco Zen Center's pet policy regarding service animals.