Special Events & Exhibits

Current Art Exhibit (March)

Follow this link for a year-long list with descriptions of Special Events, Ceremonies, and Interims

Independence Day Holiday, CC 7/4

City Center will be closed.

Summer Residents’ Retreat: Changes to Public Schedule, CC 7/25 – 7/30

Changes to public offerings July 25 – 30

Walk to Feed the Hungry, 9/30

Saturday, September 30, noon – 5:00 pm
Starting Location: Gold Mountain Monastery, 800 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Ending Location: San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule, CC 11/22 – 11/24

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule, CC 11/22 – 11/24

For the Thanksgiving weekend 2017, San Francisco Zen Center will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 22 – 24. Enjoy the holiday!

Book Event with Mayumi Oda: Divine Gardens, CC 11/10

Friday, November 10, 7:30 – 9 pm
In the dining room at City Center

Gay Pride Weekend at City Center, 6/23 & 6/24

Gay Pride Weekend at City Center, 6/23 & 6/24

Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018

The Saturday Dharma talk will honor Gay Pride Weekend.

August Art Show: Izabel Raa – Opening, CC 8/4

Art Show: Fumiyo Yoshikawa, CC 5/1 – 5/31

in the Art Lounge at City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco
Opening: Friday, May 12, 7:30 – 9 pm

Buddha’s Diet: A Book Reading with Dan Zigmond, CC 5/19

Friday, May 19, 7:30 – 9 pm
City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco
This is a free event; all are welcome to attend.

Spring Interim, CC 3/26 – 3/31

Public programs are modified during the interim break. The zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.

Memorial Day Holiday, CC 5/29

City Center will be closed. Meditation in Recovery will meet.

Three-Day Interim, CC 6/11 – 6/13

Public programs are modified during the interim break. See for details.

Summer Interim, CC 8/21-8/26

Public programs are modified during the interim break.

Labor Day Holiday, CC 9/4

SFZC closed.

Three-Day Interim, CC 12/5 – 12/7

Public programs are modified during the interim break. See for details.

Christmas Holiday, 12/25 - 12/26

City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals.
We wish a happy, safe, and peaceful holiday to all!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, CC 1/15

City Center is closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meditation in Recovery will meet in the evening as usual.

Presidents' Day Holiday, CC 2/19

SFZC closed