San Francisco Zen Center

San Francisco
United States

The City Center, also known as Beginner's Mind Temple (Hosshin-ji), is one of three practice communities that comprise the San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC), which is located near the Civic Center area. The other practice centres are Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, which are located further away from the City Center.

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The City Center, also known as Beginner's Mind Temple (Hosshin-ji), is one of three practice communities that comprise the San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC), which is located near the Civic Center area. The other practice centres are Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, which are located further away from the City Center.

The incredibly beautiful building that houses San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center temple is located at 300 Page Street (at Laguna), near the end of the Central Freeway in the Hayes Valley/Lower Haight neighborhood, which borders the Civic Center area. Limited on-street parking is available in the neighborhood; a public parking lot is also available on Franklin Street near Oak. Public transportation is also an option and easy way to get to the center. There is also space for people to have overnight stays as well. There are various ways offered to stay at the center: as a guest, guest student, work apprentice, or resident.

Soto Zen

the Path

Sōtō Zen Buddhism is a Japanese school of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition that emphasizes seated meditation and non-conceptual thinking. Popularized by Dogen in the 11th Century, the Soto Zen tradition has since grown to attract people practitioners from across the world. Today, Soto Zen represents one of the largest unified Buddhist sect, with over 14,000 temples worldwide. In the US, Sōtō meditation centers can be found in most major metropolitan areas.

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Soto Zen
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the Place

and its People

The incredibly beautiful building that houses San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center temple is located at 300 Page Street (at Laguna), near the end of the Central Freeway in the Hayes Valley/Lower Haight neighborhood, which borders the Civic Center area. Limited on-street parking is available in the neighborhood; a public parking lot is also available on Franklin Street near Oak. Public transportation is also an option and easy way to get to the center. There is also space for people to have overnight stays as well. There are various ways offered to stay at the center: as a guest, guest student, work apprentice, or resident.

Soto Zen

the Path

Sōtō Zen Buddhism is a Japanese school of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition that emphasizes seated meditation and non-conceptual thinking. Popularized by Dogen in the 11th Century, the Soto Zen tradition has since grown to attract people practitioners from across the world. Today, Soto Zen represents one of the largest unified Buddhist sect, with over 14,000 temples worldwide. In the US, Sōtō meditation centers can be found in most major metropolitan areas.

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the Place

and its People

The incredibly beautiful building that houses San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center temple is located at 300 Page Street (at Laguna), near the end of the Central Freeway in the Hayes Valley/Lower Haight neighborhood, which borders the Civic Center area. Limited on-street parking is available in the neighborhood; a public parking lot is also available on Franklin Street near Oak. Public transportation is also an option and easy way to get to the center. There is also space for people to have overnight stays as well. There are various ways offered to stay at the center: as a guest, guest student, work apprentice, or resident.

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San Francisco Zen Center

the Organization

This is the description of the San Francisco zen center organization. San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC), is a network of affiliated Sōtō Zen practice and retreat centers in the San Francisco Bay area, comprising City Center or Beginner's Mind Temple, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and Green Gulch Farm Zen Center. The sangha was incorporated by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and a group of his American students in 1962. Today SFZC is the largest Sōtō organization in the West.

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Details

sfzc.orgccoffice@sfzc.org+1 415-863-3136
300 Page St
San Francisco
CA 94102
United States
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San Francisco Zen Center

San Francisco
,  
United States

The City Center, also known as Beginner's Mind Temple (Hosshin-ji), is one of three practice communities that comprise the San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC), which is located near the Civic Center area. The other practice centres are Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, which are located further away from the City Center.

Tradition & Practice
Buddhism
Soto Zen
Kind of Place
Center