Whimsy: A Photography Show with Robin Anderson
Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Please join us for a special event showcasing the photography of Robin Anderson in the AZC foyer. All are warmly invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Robin Anderson has been practicing and studying Zen Buddhism for the past four years with the guidance of her teacher, Kosho McCall. She is currently enrolled in The Interdependence Project's Yearlong Immersion and Teacher Training program. Robin's interest in photography began as a child peering through the filtered lenses of her father's Canon AE-1. Though she left her camera behind in college, her interest was re-sparked by a Miksang class at the Austin Shambhala Center. She now has multiple cameras and a special appreciation for the lost art of the polaroid.
Sangha Week 2013 at Tassajara
May 19 - May 24, 2013
Cost per person for 5 nights is $395
To register, please sign up via the sign-up sheet in the AZC foyer or call the office at 512-452-5777.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center rests deep in the Santa Lucia mountains of California. It is a place apart from our usual world. It is a place of peace and healing, of solitude and community.
Sangha Week will be led by our Head Teacher, Kosho McCall and will give us the opportunity to:
- - practice together at our parent temple
- - to understand more deeply our social, cultural, and religious background
- - to meet other Zen practitioners from around the world
- - to have lots of fun together
In the morning, we will be joining the resident community for zazen, breakfast, work practice and lunch. The afternoon and evening schedule will include Dharma events and personal time. We will have dinner together in Tassajara's guest dining room.
The cost for 5 nights is $395 per person. Fee includes housing, meals, tuition, and use of all facilities. Each participant will be responsible for their own round trip air travel. Susan Hansen can assist with coordinating travel for anyone who wants help with timing, etc. Financial assistance is available for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.
2013 Upcoming Speakers
Sue Moon is a writer and teacher and for many years was the editor of Turning Wheel, the journal of socially engaged Buddhism. She is the author of The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi, a humor book about an imaginary Zen Master, and This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Dignity and Humor. She received entrustment as a lay teacher in 2005.
Charlie Korin Pokorny
June 1, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers
Charlie Korin Pokorny trained as a resident at Tassajara and Green Dragon Temple (Green Gulch Farm). He was ordained by Tenshin Reb Anderson. He is currently director of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and teaches at San Francisco Zen Center and the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley.
Myogen Steve Stucky
July 25-27, 2013
Myogen Steve Stucky has been practicing Zen since 1971 at City Center, Green Gulch, and Tassajara. He became co-Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in February 2007 and in 2010 became Central Abbot.
Tenshin Reb Anderson
Reb Anderson practiced with Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a priest in 1970. He served as abbot of San Francisco Zen Center's three training centers (City Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center) from 1986 to 1995. Tenshin Roshi continues to teach at Zen Center, living with his family at Green Gulch Farm.
Eijun Linda Cutts
Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971. She was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010 and teaches at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere.
Ryushin Paul Haller
Paul Haller has taught at San Francisco Zen Center for over 20 years. He teaches throughout the U.S. and Europe. Paul has also taught in prisons and has a long involvement with the Zen Hospice Project. A former Abbot of SFZC, he is now a Senior Dharma Teacher.
Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin
Gaelyn Godwin is the Abbot of the Houston Zen Center. She lived and trained at Tassajara, Green Gulch Farm and Hosshinji in Japan. She is the Dharma successor of Tenshin Reb Anderson.
Full Moon Ceremony
Wed, 6:45pm (takes about 30 minutes)
No sign-up necessary.
The Full Moon Precepts Ceremony helps us reaffirm our vow to live for the benefit of all living beings. This vow is guided by our practice of the Bodhisattva Precepts. This ceremony and the Precepts form a central component of Zen Buddhist practice.
Please join us!
Sewing Buddha's Robe
Mondays, 7:00pm, by permission of teacher.
Sewing Buddha's robe is part of the process for a Zen student to receive the precepts.
Kosho McCall, May 11, 2013,
Interested in either starting or deepening your Zen practice in a residential setting with others? Our Guest Practice program is a short term opportunity (one to four weeks) that includes meditation, study, work practice and discussions with other practitioners about Zen Buddhism.
Vulnerability in Practice
Practice makes us vulnerable. We are led to let the carapace of protection drop and to soften into a new way of being. What of our old protective habits of fear and retreat, anger and blame? This issue of JustThis speaks of the joys and sorrows of opening to our vulnerability.