Daily Schedule at Green Gulch

Updated June 3, 2023

Typical Schedule*

5:20 am Zazen (sitting meditation)
6:20 Service
6:50 Soji (temple cleaning)
7:10 Breakfast (silent)
8:00 Class/Study Hall
8:40 End Class/Study Hall
8:45 Work Meeting
12:30 Lunch

1:30 Work
4:15 End of Work
6:00 Dinner
7:40 Service
7:50 Zazen (sitting meditation)
8:30 End of Day

* Though the meditation hall (zendo) is usually open daily for meditation, the schedule varies at times. Please call the office (see below) for the current schedule.

No Zendo schedule on Monday afternoons and Tuesdays.

Sunday Morning Schedule

Same as weekdays, until
9:30 Zazen
10:00 Public lecture: Hearing assistance available; see the GGF Calendar for upcoming talks and our Dharma talk archive
11:00 Discussion with lecturer
11:20 Tea

The Sunday Morning Program is open to all; prior registration is not required.

General Notes

  • Please note the appropriate clothing for the meditation hall: Skirts or pants are worn below the knee in length; shirts have sleeves covering the shoulders. Hats or other head coverings are traditionally not worn.
  • An assisted hearing system is available for Green Gulch Dharma talks. Please ask the Ino for a receiver before lecture.
  • Donations onsite or online are gratefully received and help to maintain all of San Francisco Zen Center's programs.
  • Practice at San Francisco Zen Center is open to all people regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, or physical ability.

To contact the Green Gulch Farm office, call 415.383.3134.