led by Abiding Abbess Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts and Abbess-Elect Furyu Schroeder
February 11 - April 8, 2014
Practice period offers an excellent opportunity for beginning and more experienced students to join an intense period of residential practice, including daily zazen, lectures, classes, work, and close contact with teachers. We ask participants to commit to the entire period. Practice period includes two one-day sittings
and concludes with a seven-day sesshin
. Please review the Practice Period Guidelines [Word
] / [PDF
] before submitting your application.
Practice Period Fee:
- Download a Practice Period Application [Word] / [PDF].
- Application Fee: $30. The application fee can be paid by check or through Eventbrite by using the ticket table below.
- Deadline for Applications: Friday, December 13, 2013.
Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971, was ordained as a priest in 1975, and has resided at Green Gulch Farm since 1993. In 1996 Linda received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson. Having served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, she was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010, and Central Abbess of SFZC in 2014. She continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, and has been leading Yoga-Zen retreats and workshops for many years.
Furyu Nancy Schroeder (Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)
A resident of Zen Center for over 35 years, in 2014 Furyu Nancy Schroeder became abiding abbess at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where she lives with her partner, Dr. Grace Dammann, and their daughter, Sabrina. Fu has held most of the monastic positions at Zen Center and has been an active supporter of programs for children, people of color, the gay and lesbian community, and the interfaith community. In 2008 she was elected to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame, and in 2010 she was appointed to the Board of the Marin Community Foundation. She received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1999.