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
Kind of Place
Center

the Path

The path of this Place is Soto Zen. Learn more about Soto Zen by clicking on the field to the right.

the Practice

Offerings, at the San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC), include daily meditations and service, semi-weekly dharma talks, classes, workshops, residential student programs, and the opportunity to discuss one's spiritual practice with an experienced Zen practice leader. Whatever level or stage of their journey they are on there are offerings for everyone. Their website also lists tips and recommendations for beginners to the practice of Zen Buddhism.

the Organization

This place belongs to the San Francisco Zen Center. Learn more about the organization and its other places by clicking on the field to the right.

San Francisco Zen Center

the Place

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.

the Lineage and History

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.

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