SFZC Sangha Gathers Together to “March-Practice” for Climate!

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Departing together from Green Gulch, Manzanita Parking, and City Center for Lake Merritt

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To enact our interdependence with the great earth and all beings, residents, members, and friends of the San Francisco Zen Center community, from Green Gulch and City Center, will join together as a Sangha to travel to and march with the People’s Climate Mobilization sponsored by and many other organizations. All are welcome to join us!

While our Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts joins the main march in Washington, D.C., we here at home will join the sister march taking place at Lake Merritt starting at 12pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Groups will leave together around 11am from City Center (and proceed to BART) and Green Gulch (in bus or caravan that will also stop at Manzanita Parking Lot in Mill Valley to pick up additional participants). Please register here so we know to expect you and can fill you in with further details!

(Please also consider making a donation to cover transport for yourself or others coming from Marin. To have your donation processed properly, write "Climate March" in the 'leave a comment' field when you donate here. Any surplus funds will be used to cover logistics for similar events in the future.)

Why? And what is "march-practice"?

Our intention is to march as an expression of our practice: to be grounded, compassionate, nonviolent, together, and in full expression of our Bodhisattva vow. Our practices as we prepare, travel, demonstrate, and debrief will include zazen, kinhin, chanting, and making offerings of food or water to sentient beings.

San Francisco Zen Center has long celebrated and strived to enact our interdepedence with the natural world, based on our commitment to the Buddha's teachings on ethics and interdependence. It is especially urgent that we uphold, express, and enact this principle now.

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