San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco

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  • look on the internet before your visit to understand the history of what you will see, the Zen center history has largely influenced the founding of Esalen and many cultural figures, beginners are wel...  more »
  • I was a guest student for 18 days last spring. The 18 days was unfortunately significant because no one in authority could count that high. This sounds like a joke, or hyperbole but it is ..unfortunat...  more »
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  • A true island of calm reassurance. For the seeker in all of us there is a place on the edge of Hayes Valley on the corner of page and Steiner. A couple of buildings who’s silence beckons the need to be be-long, the need to be-quiet, the need to be. The Zen Buddhists have a sanctuary that has opened its arms for decades. For the beginner there are classes, for the struggling there are meditation in recovery meetings for the advanced there just is. There just is. From the concepts of mindfulness to the real benefits of living a life from a loving and kind perspective there is hope of understanding. For the students there are noble truths just four of them that lay the path. For the student still the path is lit by 8 ways to live life. The 8 fold path lightens your heart. For the zen purists there is the sound of the tree falling alone. The quietude of nothing fills the heart of everyone who walks into this very special place, into a very beautiful zendo to hear the gong and the silence continue forever and ever and ever smiling a little smile only just perceived at the corners of the would be Buddha’s mouth. Welcome now for you are home at last. Have a cookie and a sit and leave a dollar if you can for The riches you seek are found in here not out there.
  • If anybody is trying to find good deals for hotels visit HotelBuIly. com booked a hotel on there and they had the best rates anywhere! Very good place to go and center your mind and body. And also good for quite meditation
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