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Classes & Extended Courses

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.

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The Way of Tea at City Center (Ongoing Class)
Mondays at City Center:
July 6, 13, 20: classes
July 27: no class
August 3, 10, 17 : no classes
August 24 & 31: class

Awakening through Service (Class), CC 9/13 - 12/6
led by Kai Ji Jeffrey Schneider and Myogen Kathryn Stark, with special guest teachers Donald Rothberg
September 13 - December 6, 2015

We should open our dharma eyes, and together, we should help each other forever.  —Suzuki Roshi

Bringing the Precepts to Life (Class), CC 10/5 - 11/23
with Anshin Rosalie Curtis
Eight Mondays: October 5 - November 23, 2015  

In this class we will explore practicing with the 16 bodhisattva precepts as an expression of our true nature rather than as rules to follow.

Genjokoan (Class), CC 10/6 - 11/24
with Rinso Ed Sattizahn
Eight Tuesdays: October 6 - November 24, 2015  

The secret of all the teaching of Buddhism is how to live on each moment. Moment after moment we have to obtain the absolute freedom.  —Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Daily Yoga Practices for Sitters (Class), CC 10/7 - 11/18
with Shosan Victoria Austin
Seven Wednesday mornings: October 7 - November 18, 2015

"What poses can I practice every day to help me sit?"

Living with the Tenzokyokun (Class), CC 10/8 - 10/29
with Shundo David Haye
Four Mondays: May 19 and June 2, 9 and 16, 2014

How does a book written for the head cook at a 13th century Japanese monastery have relevance to our lives today?

Establishing the Path of Practice 2014
One-Year Non-Residential Training Program
September 27, 2014 - July 18, 2015
with Ryushin Paul Haller and other Zen teachers

This one-year, experiential training program is designed to help participants develop a sustainable daily meditation practice and mindfulness of body, mind and emotions during everyday activities and relationships.

Contemplative Caregiver Courses 2015
with Jennifer Block and other teachers
A collaboration between Beyond Measure School for Contemplative Care and San Francisco Zen Center.

New: Three Separate Courses in 2015
January 23 to April 18, 2015 May 22 to August 8, 2015 September 11 to December 5, 2015