Sunday Program

Updated: May 22, 2023

Dharma talks by Zen teachers are a traditional method of transmitting the heart and understanding of Buddha's Way. Public Dharma talks are offered every Sunday morning (with some exceptions) at 10:00 am, following a period of silent sitting meditation, 9:30 – 10 am. Everyone is welcome to attend in-person at Green Gulch Farm, and these talks are also available via Zoom.


9:15 am  Arrival time for check-in (between 9:15 and 10)
9:30 am  Meditation (zazen)
10:00 am  Dharma Talk with Q&A
11:20 am  Tea

General Information

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. Do not wear scented products or clothes laundered in scented products.

An assisted hearing system is available for Green Gulch Dharma talks. Please ask the ino for a receiver before lecture.

This program is offered without charge. Donations to San Francisco Zen Center are welcome.

This offering is open to those who:
- are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and can show proof of vaccination upon arrival
- agree to wear N95 or KN95 masks at all times when indoors at Green Gulch, including in the zendo and restrooms

Please do not attend if you experience a new onset of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, sneezing, sinus congestion—or if you test positive for Covid or have had exposure to someone with a known diagnosis of Covid or flu—within 10 days of the gathering.