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Sfzc Online Zendo

Apr 19, 2021 / 7:00am - May 8, 2021 / 11:30am
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Quick Links Online Zendo - Meditation, Dharma Talks, and Ceremonies Thursday Drop-in Practice Sessions with Abbot David Zimmerman & Guest Teachers.

  1. Online Zendo Forms and Etiquette (via San Francisco Zen Center) Please join meetings a few minutes before the scheduled start time, so as to be seated and settled in place before the period of zazen begins. The Doan will ring three bells to begin the first period zazen.
  2. The San Francisco Zen Center Dharma App is a way to access the SFZC online archive of media recordings. It is a cloud-based application for use on desktop, mobile devices, and television. The app can access over 3000 offerings in the SFZC online media archive of Dharma talks, ceremonies, services and events recorded since 2007.

The Harmony of Zen and Vipassana

April 19 – May 8, 2021

Registration is due Wednesday, April 14

About the April – May 2021 Intensive

Both the Zen and Vipassana traditions originate in the Buddha's teachings on meditation.

Zen is the Japanese pronunciation of dhyana, the word the Buddha used for concentration states, and Vipassana is the word the Buddha used to refer to the insights derived from these concentration states. For the Buddha, Zen and Vipassana are integrated aspects of meditation practice, working together in harmony. With this common origin it is not surprising that, in modern times, Zen and Vipassana meditation may have as much in common as they differ.

Please join Senior Dharma Teacher Paul Haller, Green Gulch Abiding Abbess Fu Schroeder, and Zen and Vipassana Dharma Teacher Gil Fronsdal for discussions and explorations of this interface between Zen and Vipassana. Fu, Paul, and Gil are friends who delight in discussing the Dharma together. In this intensive, the three teachers will provide instruction in meditation practice, Dharma talks and discussions, and will share with participants their lively discussions of Dharma topics.

There are two tracks of participation in this program:

  • The Flowers of the Dharma: Exploring and Enjoying the Essence of Buddhist Practice
  • The Roots of the Dharma: Becoming Rooted in Buddhist Practice

Participants in both tracks will have the opportunity to sign up for a weekly small group meeting. Small groups consist of 12 – 14 participants and are led by long-term practitioners from San Francisco Zen Center and the Branching Streams community. Prompts for the small groups are provided by the leaders of the Intensive.

The Flowers of the Dharma: Exploring and Enjoying the Essence of Buddhist Practice

This track includes:

All times for the Intensive are PT
Monday - Friday
7 - 7:30 amGuided meditation
7:30 - 7:45 amDharmette
10 - 10:30 amMeditation
10:30 - 11 amDharma Talk and Conversation between Fu, Paul, and Gil*
11 - 11:15 amBreak
11:15 - 11:45 amQ & A; discussion
11:45 am - noonSitting ending with dedication of merit
Wednesday
7:30 - 8:30 pmDharma Talk: Paul, Gil, and Fu will each give one talk over the three-week period*
Saturday
8:15 - 9:15 amConversation with one of the teachers
9:25 - 10 amMeditation
10:15 - 11 amDharma Talk: Paul, Gil, and Fu will each give one talk over the three-week period*
11 - 11:30 amQ&A following the Dharma Talk
*A recorded video will be available for those who cannot attend live


The Roots of the Dharma: Becoming Rooted in Buddhist Practice

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Includes all events listed for Flowers of the Dharma, with additional participation in these events:

All times for the Intensive are PT
Monday - Friday
5:50 - 6:50 amZazen with a five-minute interval
6:50 - 7:05 amMorning service
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 - 6:10 pmZazen
Mondays: April 19, 26, May 3
7 - 8:30 pmOpen conversation with teachers. A recorded video will be available for those who cannot attend live.
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  • All Wednesday and Saturday Dharma talks are recorded and available on the SFZC website and Dharma app link
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Flowers of the Dharma Track
General: $250
Member: $225
Limited Income: $175 or $75

Roots of the Dharma Track
General: $350
Member: $315
Limited Income: $245 or $105

Flowers of the Dharma Track

Registration is now closed.

Roots of the Dharma Track

Registration is now closed.

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Access to the Intensive website will be provided a week prior to the practice period.

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The deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 14.