with Furyu Schroeder
The word Zen comes from a long line of mispronunciations. In India the word was "dhyana", the Chinese pronounced it "channa" and called this tradition "Chan"; the Japanese heard "Chan" and called it "Zen". Regardless of how it's pronounced, sincere students of Buddha's teaching for over 2,000 years have taken up the Zen tradition of meditation, mindfulness and ethical conduct to benefit themselves and the world around them. In this class we will study together the line of teachers and teachings, starting with Shakyamuni Buddha, and ending with the arrival of Shunryu Suzuki as the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center.
Furyu Nancy Schroeder
Furyu Nancy Schroeder, at Zen Center since 1976, was ordained as a priest in 1986 and received Dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1999.
Zen Center Resident Discounts
Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.
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When & Where
San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)
Established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and his American students, San Francisco Zen Center is a Soto Zen Buddhist community with three practice places in the SF Bay Area: City Center, an urban temple in the heart of San Francisco; Green Gulch Farm, in Marin County, where fertile fields meet the ocean; and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen training monastery in the West, in the Ventana Wilderness inland from Big Sur. At San Francisco Zen Center, zazen, study, and work practice are available to a diverse population of students, visitors, lay people, priests, and monks. All are welcome!