Presenting Suzuki Roshi's Teachings (Jul/CC)
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)
1 - 4 pm
with Sojun Mel Weitsman and Myogen Steve Stücky
Buddha Hall at 300 Page Street
Finding our own truth in living this one human life.
The founding teacher of San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, had a unique genius for presenting subtle and profound teachings in simple, accessible ways that continue to inspire generations of people on a path of practice. He often pointed to the most important thing to focus on in finding our own truth in living this one human life. In this retreat we will explore and deepen our study of the "original undivided Buddha Way" as Suzuki Roshi clarified it and encouraged our living it.
9:25am Zazen in zendo
10:15 Dharma talk in the Buddha Hall with Sojun Mel Weitsman
11:00 Question and Answer with Sojun Mel Weitsman
12:00 Lunch in the dining room (by donation)
1:00pm Workshop begins-Meet in Buddha Hall
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
Sojun Mel Weitsman
Sojun Mel Weitsman is a San Francisco Zen Center senior dharma teacher and Abbot of Berkeley Zen Center. He received priest ordination from Suzuki Roshi in 1969 and in 1984 he received dharma transmission from Suzuki Roshi's son, Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi.
Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky
Myogen Steve Stücky has been practicing Zen for 35 years and received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1993. He became co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in February 2007 and in 2010 became Central Abbot under the abbacy restructuring. Over the past several years, Steve has been in training as an Internal Family Systems Therapist and Pastoral Counselor, and was a previous board president of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association.
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!