Practice Periods

How to Apply

Applications can be obtained from the City Center front office or PDF versions can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

All residential applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $30 application fee. If you have any questions about the application process, please call or email the City Center Director at 415.354.0383 or

Residential Practice Period Application

Non-residential Practice Period Application

Pure Standards for Residential Zen Training

Sample Practice Period Schedule

Spring 2016 Practice Period at City Center

Cultivating a Mind of Radical Trust: Zen Practices for Living in an Uncertain World

Led by Kanzan David Zimmerman and Jisan Tova Green
May 3 – June 11, 2016

Commuter and residential options available

Fall 2016 Practice Period at City Center

September 27 - December 3, 2016

Save the date! More details available in summer.