1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
With Tenshin Reb Anderson
In the City Center Dining Room at 300 Page Street
Sometimes an aspiration arises in the heart of a sentient being to realize true enlightenment for the peace and happiness of all beings. In protecting and developing this great wish one becomes a bodhisattva. However this aspiration is not actualized without training. It is necessary to embrace a bodhisattva's three pure ethical precepts. They are: the ethics of restraint, the ethics of collecting wholesome factors, and the ethics of accomplishing the welfare of sentient beings.
This day will offer an opportunity to receive and practice bodhisattva's ethics, bodhisattva's justice.
- 9:25am Zazen in zendo
- 10:00 Dharma talk in the Buddha Hall with Tenshin Anderson
- 11:00 Question and Answer with Tenshin Anderson
- 12:00 Lunch in the dining room (by donation)
- 1:15pm Workshop begins-Meet in dining room
- 2:30 Tea
- 4:15pm Closing
Participants may join the schedule at any point in this day-long retreat. To make the most of your time consider joining at 9:25am zazen or at the Dharma talk. To ensure a seat in the Buddha Hall for the Dharma talk please arrive by 10:00am. If you choose to join for the afternoon please arrive no later than 1:00pm.
Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations
Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson
Tenshin Reb Anderson practiced with Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a priest in 1970 and gave him the name Tenshin Zenki ("Naturally Real, The Whole Works"). He received dharma transmission in 1983 and served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center from 1986 to 1995. Tenshin Reb Anderson continues to teach at Zen Center, living with his family at Green Gulch Farm.
Zen Center Resident Discounts
Current San Francisco Zen Center residents attend at a discount.
To inquire, please email the City Center Front Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 415.863.3136 during office hours: 9:30am- 4:00pm Monday-Friday.
- 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)
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 might we improve it? Please let us know what you think!
- For comments and suggestions, please email email@example.com
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!