Classes & Extended Courses

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Classes are offered on Sunday morning and Monday and Tuesday evenings. An ongoing sewing class is offered on Sunday afternoon. Classes series start at different times of the year and are organized around six core topics:

  • Buddha's Life and Early Texts
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Buddhist Wisdom
  • Ethics and Compassion
  • Zen
  • Contemporary Buddhism
Registration

For class and workshop registration, please use the Register Online button on the event page, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). We accept Visa or Mastercard.

Refund Policy

15 days or more: $20 service charge
14 - 8 days: 50% of the total fees
7 days or less: no refund
(minimum cancellation fee: $20)

Fees

Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income; see each class for fee information.

 

Creating Space (class), GGF 8/21 – 9/25

With MyoE Doris Harder and Hakusho Ostlund
Five Mondays, August 21 – September 25, 7:30 – 8:45 pm (not meeting on September 4)

Coming of Age Program 2017 – 2018

Coming of Age Program 2017 – 2018

For 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Monthly meetings, September 2017 to May 2018

Living for the Benefit of All Beings (class), GGF 8/22 – 9/26

With Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Tuesdays, August 22 – September 26, 7:30 – 8:45 pm

An Introduction to Buddhism and Ecology (class), GGF 9/10 – 10/1

With Wendy Johnson and Qayyum Johnson
Four Sundays, 7:45 – 8:45 am

What Do You Mean, "Mind Only"? (class), GGF 10/22 – 11/26

With Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Sundays, October 22 – November 26, 7:45 – 8:45 am

Instructions for the Head Cook – Tenzokyokun (class), GGF 10/23 – 11/27

With Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts
Five Mondays, October 23 – November 27, 7:30 – 9 (not meeting on November 13)

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Instruction in sewing a rakusu, Buddha’s robe, is offered for those who are preparing for the Bodhisattva Initiation Ceremony with a Zen Center or affiliated teacher.