Branching Streams

Branching Streams is a network of Dharma centers in the tradition of Suzuki Roshi which grew out of a recognition that affiliated sanghas both wanted and would benefit from a closer connection to SFZC and each other. Our intention is to encourage the practice of Soto Zen in centers large and small with the hope that the members of the Branching Streams will stay in touch with each other and learn from each other's experience.

Branching Streams exists to explore our interconnectedness, to nourish each other's practice, and to find new ways to benefit each other.

For more information please visit the Branching Streams website or contact Steve Weintraub at San Francisco Zen Center.


Financial Report

AZC financial report presented at our recent Annual Meeting on 2/4/2017.

Dharma Talks


Shotai De La Rosa, August 12, 2017, Letting Go

Shoryu Bradley, August 5, 2017, Your Perspective Is (Most Likely) Not The Only One: Keep Investigating!

AZC Dharma Talks »


Donna Birdwell

Our online magazine, JustThis, is an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. We post pieces as they come in to encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

We use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.