In the tradition of Shakyamuni Buddha, teachers at San Francisco Zen Center and teachers from affiliated sanghas frequently give talks on various occasions. Teachers who have been Shuso (Head Student) or have been given Dharma Transmission provide students with Buddha's teachings and how those teachings can become part of one's daily life.
Our talks are provided free of charge, but we do ask that you consider providing a donation.
Services, Sutras, Texts & Songs
Recordings from live ceremonies and text of ceremonies and chants used at Zen Center.
The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts
The Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts are an essential part of Zen practice. One translation commonly used at Zen Center is given here.
Instructions for Sewing a Rakusu
These instructions are intended for those who have received permission from their teacher to sew Buddha’s Robe in preparation for a ceremony of receiving Bodhisattva Precepts, or for someone sewing a Robe as a gift for someone who has already received the Precepts.