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Class: The Gift of Shikantaza (May/CC)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

Class: The Gift of Shikantaza (May/CC)

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Event Details

Class: The Gift of Shikantaza

Mondays, May 7 - June 11
7:30 - 9 pm
*Will not meet May 28, Memorial Day*
with Jamie Howell

This class will revolve around The Art of Just Sitting, a collection of essays on shikantaza edited by John Daido Loori, with emphasis on “Fukanzazengi” and parts of “Genjokoan” by Eihei Dogen. The Art of Just Sitting contains essays on sitting by Eihei Dogen, Kosho Uchiyama, Shunryu Suzuki, Sojun Weitsman, Tenshin Reb Anderson, and Zoketsu Norman Fischer, among others. We will emphasize one or two essays each week and end each class with a short period of zazen.

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Jamie Howell
Jamie Howell, Kogen Seido, began his Zen Practice with Joshu Sasaki Roshi in 1979 at the Mount Baldy Zen Center. In 1983, when he was living in San Francisco and his eldest daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, Jamie began to study with Michael Wenger at the San Francisco Zen Center. He was Chairman of the Board of San Francisco Zen Center in 2004 and 2005 and was shuso at City Center in 2006. In 2011, Jamie received lay Dharma Entrustment from Michael Wenger.

Member Discount

Current Zen Center members receive a 10% discount. For more information about membership, visit  the membership section of our web site or email

Zen Center Resident Discounts

Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.

To inquire, please email the City Center Front Office at or call them at 415.863.3136 during office hours: 9:30am- 4:00pm Monday-Friday.

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  • For help completing registration, please call 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475-9362

For more information, please visit the San Francisco Zen Center web site or call:

  • 888-743-9362 (toll free) or
  • 415-475-9362 during the hours:

M-F: 8am to 5pm
Sat: 9:30am to 3pm
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30pm (each day)

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When & Where

Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

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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!

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