April 24 - May 29 (Six Classes)
with Korin Charlie Pokorny
The Heart Sutra is a concise text on the prajna-paramita (“perfection of wisdom”) teaching of emptiness chanted in Zen temples and monasteries throughout the world. In this class we will explore the Heart Sutra with an emphasis on unfolding the teachings of emptiness and the two truths, studying the Abhidharma context of these teachings, and considering the practices and doctrinal developments associated with the Heart Sutra in China and Japan.
Korin Charlie Pokorny
Korin Charlie Pokorny was ordained as a priest by Reb Anderson in 1999. He practiced as a resident at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm for 12 years, including serving as tenzo and director at Tassajara. He currently resides in Sebastopol.
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!