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Skillful Speech: A Saturday Afternoon Retreat (May/CC) 5/19

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Skillful Speech: A Saturday Afternoon Retreat (May/CC)...

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Current members receive a 10% discount (all membership levels). No discount code is required. Questions? Call 888-743-9362 (toll free) or 415-475- 9362, or email membership@sfzc.org.
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Event Details

Skillful Speech: A Saturday Afternoon Retreat

Saturday, May 19
1 - 4 pm
With Marc Lesser

Conference Center at 308 Page Street

“Say only what is true and helpful.” —The Buddha

The practice of Skillful Speech is a foundational part of Zen practice and an integral part of our primary relationships, our relationships at work, and how we relate to ourselves. Skillful Speech means speaking in a way that is truthful, that does not create harm, and that relieves suffering. During this afternoon we will practice and explore becoming more aware of our habits and patterns and develop skills for speaking in ways that create more healing and happiness. The workshop will include guided meditation, writing, and small group conversations.

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Related Bio(s):

Marc Lesser
Marc Lesser is CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, a company providing executive coaching, workshop, and facilitation services. He is the founder and former CEO of Brush Dance Publishing. He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, was director of Tassajara, and is a Zen priest.


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)

Cancellation Policy


We are adding online registration for most of the events at City Center and Green Gulch Farm. This is an extended trial, and we'd like to hear from you. How well is it working and how we might improve it? Please let us know what you think!

Have questions about Skillful Speech: A Saturday Afternoon Retreat (May/CC) 5/19? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

When & Where

Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00 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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Skillful Speech: A Saturday Afternoon Retreat (May/CC) 5/19
San Francisco, United States Events Spirituality

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