While we must keep our doors closed until social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we encourage everyone to join our online programs regardless of where you may live.
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~ Upcoming Virtual Events ~
• Monday Evenings – 6:50 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977
May 3 – Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey
May 10 – Dharma Talk by Ryuko Laura Burges
May 17 – Way-seeking Mind Talk by Shalamah Yahchove
May 24 – Dharma Talk by Rev. So On Jim Hare
May 31 – CLOSED for Memorial Day Holiday
• Retreats – Retreats are held on the first Saturday of the month.
June 5 – Allowing Emptiness to Fill the Page: A Sitting and Writing Retreat with Beth Jacobs, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register on Eventbrite.com
• Introduction to Zen Meditation – Second Monday each month, Next class: May 10, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
• Book Club – Fourth Thursday each month, 4:30 – 6 p.m. The current book: In Defense of Looting, by Vicky Osterveil. To join this group, contact: Doralee Grindler Katonah at email@example.com or Linda Dekker at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Special Event – May 10, 4 – 5:30 p.m. May We Gather: A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors
To join via computer, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings
- Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive Meeting ID number for each program.
- To join by telephone, call 1 669 900 6833 and follow the prompts for entering the meeting ID number. The one tap mobile numbers will be included in Weekly Emails.
- Download SFZC Chants in PDF.
Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us.
Our sangha is maintained by a community of people who have traveled many different paths. We come together to support each other in practicing Buddha’s way.
The highest value of Buddhist practice is to shine the light of awareness on habits of mind that perpetuate prejudice and discrimination so all may wake up together. This includes learning how we are conditioned to separate ourselves by race, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation and other forms of cultural identity.
Valley Streams Zen Sangha is affiliated with the Branching Streams network of the San Francisco Zen Center. Our forms and practice are inspired by the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
Our Monday night programs always begin with (sitting meditation). Additional offerings include a devotional service, dharma talks by visiting teachers, group discussions, practice circles and retreat nights. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities.
“The sound of the valley streams enters the ears. Lamplight pierces the eyes. Beyond this, not a single moment of thought.” –Eihei Dogen