" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Class: Wise Speech (May/CC)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

Class: Wise Speech (May/CC)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Ended $90.00 $0.00
SF Zen Center Member
Current members receive a 10% discount (no discount code required). Members at the Dharma Pillar and Dharma Lamp levels receive complimentary access: enter your discount code below. Questions? Call 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475- 9362, or email membership@sfzc.org.
Ended $81.00 $0.00
Limited Income
For those on a limited income, Zen Center provides tickets at a reduced price. This is partially supported by the purchase of full price tickets by those who are able afford it.
Ended $72.00 $0.00
Scholarship Fund Donation
Would you like to offer a donation, above the cost of the workshop, to help support those with limited funds or needing scholarship?

Share Class: Wise Speech (May/CC)

Event Details

Class: Wise Speech

Tuesdays, May 8 - June 12
(Six Class meetings)
7:30 - 9 pm
with Jisan Tova Green

Wise speech, or “right speech,” was encouraged by the Buddha as part of the eightfold path, the way to end suffering. It is the cornerstone of sila, ethical conduct, the second paramita, or perfection. You may find this class helpful if you have difficulty expressing yourself, say things you later regret having said, or want to learn how to listen more deeply.

In this class we will explore the Buddha’s teachings on wise speech, as well as contemporary readings related to the precepts that have to do with speech. We will develop skills in speaking in ways that build connection with ourselves and others, and in listening with attention and empathy.

Students at all levels of practice are welcome. A reading list will be offered and classes will combine presentations, discussion and experiential exercises.

Related Bio(s):

Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, is a Zen priest ordained by Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003. She is a practice leader at San Francisco Zen Center and co-founded Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group. Tova received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed Smith's certificate program in Contemplative Social Work in 2008. Tova was a social worker at Hospice by the Bay until April 2011, when she became the Director of San Francisco Zen Center's City Center.

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 membership@sfzc.org.

Zen Center Resident Discounts

Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.

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

More Information

  • 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)

Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations


Have questions about Class: Wise Speech (May/CC)? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

When & Where

Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

  Add to my calendar


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!

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.