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Green Gulch Farm

Welcome to Green Gulch Farm

Green Gulch Farm continues to open events and practice opportunities for limited in-person participation. 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, Sunday Dharma talks (on the calendar, choose Event Type / Dharma Talks and Practice Center / Green Gulch Farm), and workshops. Please see the calendar for dates and registration details on the event pages.

Abiding Abbot Jiryu Rutschman-Byler is leading the Fall 2023 Residential Practice Period: The Practice of Zazen, October 18 - December 19. Applications are due by September 9.

Applications are being accepted for the Kitchen and Guest Program work practice apprenticeships, Farm & Land Steward Apprenticeship Program, and for Guest Student Stays.

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.