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Three-Day Sesshin (Jun/CC)

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 5:50 AM - Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

Three-Day Sesshin (Jun/CC)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Ended $180.00 $0.00
Zen Center Members
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.
Ended $162.00 $0.00
Limited Income
For those on a limited income, SF Zen Center provides tickets at a reduced price. This is supported, in part, by the purchase of full price tickets by those who are able afford it.
Ended $144.00 $0.00
Optional Shared Room Accommodations
3-nights in shared accommodations.
Ended $75.00 $0.00
Rent Orioki
You may rent an Orioki set for Sesshin. They may be picked up at Orioki Instruction before Sesshin at the Buddha Hall. Please return them to the Ino after Sesshin.
Ended $15.00 $0.00
Purchase Oryoki Set   more info Ended $55.00 $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?
Zen Center Resident
Staff, Practice Period students, and RBT. For reservations office staff use only.
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

Three-Day Sesshin 2012

 Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17

Includes One-day Sitting: Saturday, June 16*
Led by Anshin Rosalie Curtis and Kyoshin Wendy Lewis

Traditional Soto Zen meditation retreat includes oryoki meals, daily Dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation, and private interviews with senior teachers.

This three-day sitting will include a one-day sitting on Saturday, June 16. Participants may sign up for just the Saturday sitting.* Those who require oryoki instruction should attend the Thursday evening, June 14, 5:00 pm portion of the orientation.

Thursday, June 14:  Evening orientation for sesshin
Oryoki instruction 5:00 pm; dinner 6:30 pm; orientation for all participants 7:30 pm.

Fees for three-day sitting: $180; $162 current members; $144 limited income. The fee includes meals during the sitting.
Overnight accommodations: $25 per night shared room; $50 per night private room, if available.

Deadline for applying: Monday, June 11

If this is your first sesshin at City Center, please contact the ino (head of meditation hall) at 415.354.0391 or by email prior to registering.

*To Register for the One-Day Sitting, go to our One-Day Sitting web page.

Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations

Related Bio(s):

Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Anshin Rosalie Curtis came to Zen Center for the first time on January 2, 1982 for a Saturday Dharma talk. She has held various staff and officer positions and was Zen Center's graphic designer for ten years in the 1990s. She completed her shuso training as a lay practitioner in 2004, was ordained as a priest a year later, and received Dharma transmission from Michael Wenger in 2011. Currently she is the tanto, head of practice, at City Center.

Kyoshin Wendy Lewis
Kyoshin Wendy Lewis has been practicing at Zen Center since 1987, including living for six years at Tassajara. She was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1997. She has held senior staff positions at Tassajara and City Center, was Zen Center Secretary, and managed the City Center Bookstore. After serving as City Center director, she joined the Zen Center Programming Department and is now Web Editor.

Member Discount

Current SF Zen Center Members attend at a discount. If you've misplaced or didn't receive the discount code, please call 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.


Zen Center Resident Discounts

Current SF Zen Center resident/students attend at a discount.

To inquire, please email the City Center Front Office at <ccoffice@sfzc.org> or call them at 415.863.3136 and select option '0', during office hours:

M-F 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12 noon

Note: Hours vary during retreat times.



More Information

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

  • Toll free: 888-743-9362 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)

Have questions about Three-Day Sesshin (Jun/CC)? Contact San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC)
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When & Where

Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 5:50 AM - Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 9:00 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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