Events

Anderson & Anderson in Conversation
An Evening with Laurie Anderson and Tenshin Reb Anderson
Benefiting the Restoration of Green Gulch Farm’s Hope Cottage
Thursday, March 15, 7:00pm
142 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Alumni Celebration Retreat
Hosted by the Alumni Steering Committee, in collaboration with Tassajara Abiding Teacher Leslie James, Zen Center Central Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky, and the Tassajara students
Thursday, April 26 – Sunday, April 29
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
Carmel Valley, CA
Great Assembly’ Sesshin
Co-led by Tenshin Reb Anderson and Sojun Mel Weitsman
April 29-May 4
Tassajara Mountain Center
Resounding Compassion: A Concert for Peace
Concert of music and dance produced and conducted by Shinji Eishima
June 4
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Glow at the Extremest Verge: An Evening with Mark Doty
Experience an intimate, powerful evening with acclaimed poet, memoirist and teacher, Mark Doty
July 21
San Francisco City Center 
Presenting Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s Teachings
Explore and rediscover the essential teachings of Suzuki Roshi, San Francisco Zen Center’s founding teacher
July 28
San Francisco City Center 
50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
Saturday, August 11 - Monday August 13
Dharma Talk by Zentatsu Richard Baker
Saturday, August 11, 10am
San Francisco City Center
Zen DO: Imagine the World with More Zen
An Anniversary FĂȘte
Saturday, August 11, 6-11pm
Greens Restaurant, San Francisco
Dharma Talk by Tenshin Reb Anderson
Sunday, August 12, 10am
Green Gulch Farm
Green Dragon Temple Turns 40: Alumni Picnic Celebration
Sunday, August 12, noon - 4p.m.
Green Gulch Farm
Zen Center Turns 50: A Ceremonial Celebration
Commemorating San Francisco Zen Center’s official incorporation
August 13
San Francisco City Center
Feasting in the Fields
A Farm-to-Table Luncheon at Green Gulch Farm
September 8
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, Muir Beach
Designing Sacred Architecture: Julia Morgan and Zen Center
Celebrating the architectural and spiritual aspects of sacred spaces, including SFZC’s urban temple designed by Julia Morgan, in collaboration with a statewide Julia Morgan celebration month
September 29 — October 13
City Center, San Francisco
Bill Viola: Transformation from Within
Video art movement pioneer Bill Viola presents a Zen-inspired video installation from his 2008 Transfigurations series
November 9
Unitarian Church, San Francisco