Rinzai Zen in San Francisco

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I’ve been attending this zendo ever since moving to SF in 2003. We need some new blood. If the idea of sitting in silence—without moving—for 45 minutes at a time is something you might be into, please come check us out.

On weekdays we sit one period at 6:30 AM. On Saturdays we sit two periods, starting at 7:00 AM, followed by sanzen (koan interview), okyo (chanting), hitsuzendo (calligraphy with a large brush), and then coffee in the kitchen.

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6 Responses to Rinzai Zen in San Francisco

  1. john margolf says:

    I’m visiting sf for 3 weeks

    may I come in to do zazen?

    will you meet during holiday period Mon thru Fri 630am and Sat 7am?

    I am beginner

    thnaks

    -john

  2. lion says:

    I’m probably responding too late, but maybe I’ll see you there tomorrow morning?

  3. Joss says:

    Does this place still exist? The phone number didn’t work.

  4. lion says:

    No, unfortunately it does not exist any longer. I think some of the members still sit together in Glen Park. There is also a small group in Berkeley. If you’re interested in either I can reach out to them for you.

  5. I practice in rinzai zen tradition in New Jersey and visit Oakland two or three times a year. looking for a place to practice when I’m here.

  6. lion says:

    Hi Sandy, sorry for the late reply. I asked around and got the following information:

    2 0 1 3 S P R I N G T R A I N I N G S C H E D U L E
    Weekly Zazen
    Tuesday Nights 7:00
    Ellen Webb Studio 2822 Union Street
    Contact Amanda Wake at amanda.m.wake gmail.com

    Saturday Mornings 8:00a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    EastSide Cultural Center 2277 International Boulevard
    Contact Ada Chan at growlingrabbit gmail.com.

    Monthly Training
    Zazenkai *
    Second Sundays of Each Month 6:30a.m. – 11:30a.m
    Fourth Saturdays of Each Month 6:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    EastSide Cultural Center 2277 International Boulevard
    Contact Ada Chan at growlingrabbit gmail.com for additional information.

    Zazen
    3rd Saturday mornings (except Feb and April) 7:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m
    Center for Transformative Change, 2584 Marin Luther King Jr, Way, Berkeley
    Contact Mona Miyasato at mhmiyasato yahoo.com or (310)692-0183.

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