Green Gulch Farm Morning

Green Gulch Farm

Welcome to Green Gulch Farm

As of July 2022, Green Gulch Farm is starting to open again for limited in-person Dharma offerings. We are happy to welcome friends old and new to come practice with us! For the latest updates, please see the Covid-Related Opening and Closing Updates page, follow the Sangha News blog, and sign up for the Sangha News email.

Green Gulch is open by pre-registration for One-Day Sittings, Practice Periods, other Zen practice events, and workshops. Please see the calendar for dates and registration details on the event pages.

Applications are open for the Fall Residential Practice Period with Tenshin Reb Anderson, and applications will open soon for Rohatsu Sesshin and the January 2023 Intensive, both also led by Tenshin Roshi.

We are also accepting applicants for the Kitchen and Guest Program work practice apprenticeships and for Guest Student Stays.

Be sure to tune into our livestreamed Sunday Dharma talks and other events from the SFZC Online Zendo and check the website's main calendar for upcoming offerings.

Conference facilities and in-person programs are open in a limited capacity. Visit our Conference Center Rentals page for more information. Please see conference guest COVID policies here.

The Middle Green Gulch and Upper Green Gulch trails are only accessible from the Coyote Ridge Trail and from Muir Beach. We are unable to offer day visitor parking at this time. Please remain on the marked trails. Facilities are closed to the public.

For information on why Green Gulch Farm is opening on a limited basis, please see Why Hasn’t San Francisco Zen Center Opened Yet? from the Health & Safety Committee.


Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji) is a Buddhist practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition, offering training in Zen meditation, philosophy and work. The mission of Green Gulch is to awaken the bodhisattva spirit—the spirit of kindness and realistic helpfulness—as a living enactment of Buddha's Way.