I lived with Lou Hartman at San Francisco Zen Center's City Center from August of 2006 to December of 2009. When I first moved in, Lou would come to the basement zendo most every day for zazen, and take his seat. He always sat in the northeast corner. Later on, I found out that he sat there because that is one of the few seats where you sit facing an actual wall. In most of the City Center zendo seats, you sit facing these opaque white windows.
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, died 40 years ago yesterday -- December 4, 1971. At my Zen center the teachers read bits of Suzuki Roshi's talks.... Read Full Post Read Post
Nothing Is Hidden is a series of readings, screenings, and artist talks hosted by San Francisco Zen Center to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki’s classic book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Genine Lentine, who has written... Read Post
The San Francisco Zen Center — profiled in “Always Beginner’s Mind” in our September magazine — is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend, and for those unable to attend the festivities, it will be livestreaming most events o... Read Post