Special Events & Exhibits

Current Art Exhibit (March)

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

Dharma Talk (Livestream) and Book Event with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging, CC 5/19

Dharma talks by Zen teachers are a traditional method of transmitting the heart and understanding of Buddha's Way. Public Dharma talks are offered every Saturday morning at 10:00 am and most Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Buddha Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend, and chairs are available.

Spring Interim, CC 3/25 – 3/30

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, CC 1/21

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

June Art Show Reception: Creativity Explored, CC 6/1

Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 7:30 pm
In the Art Lounge, City Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco

Presidents' Day Holiday, CC 2/18

SFZC closed

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.

Memorial Day Holiday, CC 5/28

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.

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

Summer Interim, CC 8/20 – 8/25

Public programs are modified during the interim break.

Labor Day Holiday, CC 9/3

SFZC closed.

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule, CC 11/22 – 11/23

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule, CC 11/22 – 11/23

San Francisco Zen Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 – 23. Enjoy the holiday!

Three-Day Interim, CC 12/10 – 12/12

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

Christmas Holiday, 12/24 – 12/25

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