June 18 - July 16
with Anna Thorn and Carolyn Cavanagh
In this class we will explore intimacy through the forms, ceremonies and rituals of the Soto Zen Lineage. Dogen Zenji’s sitting meditation instructions in the Fukanzazengi offer us an opportunity to study the daily ceremony of Zazen. We will examine our monthly Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony and it’s multilayered embodiment practice. There will be time to discuss our experiences around the ritualization of our daily life in and outside the zendo.
Jisan Anna Thorn
Jisan Anna Thorn has been practicing at all three temples of San Francisco Zen Center since 1995. She received priest ordination in 2003 and was shuso (head monk) in 2007. She is currently assistant to Tenshin Reb Anderson and lives at Green Gulch Farm.
Carolyn Cavanagh is currently the Ino (meditation hall director), at Green Dragon Temple. She has lived between Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center since 2000. She was ordained as a priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson in 2007 and was shuso at Tassajara in 2010.
Zen Center Resident Discounts
Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.
To inquire, please email the Green Gulch Farm Front Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 415.383.3134 during office hours: 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm each day.
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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!