Online Programs

San Francisco Zen Center is pleased to bring you these programs created specifically for the online community. Watch this space for additional offerings as they are added.

The Way of Tenderness

A Four-Week Experiential Online Course
with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Course Starts on: June 5. LIVE webinars will be held every other Wednesday on June 7, June 14, and June 21, from 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific time. Course ends July 3.

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel shares with us that liberation is possible. Rather than examining race, gender, and sexuality as separate entities, she explores them as integral in relation to awakening and as embodied gateways to enlightenment and interrelationships among us.

Details and Registration Information


Exploring Breath Practices Taught in Zen and Buddhism

A Seven-Week Experiential Online Course
with Jiryu Rutschman-Byler

Course Starts on: March 23 (LIVE webinars will be held every other Wednesday on 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, and 5/10 from 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific time)

The Breath seven-week online course offers students with an established meditation practice – new or long-term – the opportunity to reconnect with and discover anew the fundamental breath practices taught in Zen and Buddhism – and to incorporate these ancient teachings into their practice on and off the cushion.


Live Streaming Media

Weekly live streams of Saturday morning dharma talks from the Buddha Hall at City Center, along with select special events, at

Spring 2017 Practice Period at City Center: Online/Commuter Participation

Upright and Complete: Practicing with Noble Speech
led by Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts
May 2 – June 10
Residential option also available.