Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, also known as Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji), is a Buddhist practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition offering training in Zen meditation and ordinary work. It is one of three centers that make up San Francisco Zen Center, which was founded by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
Our effort at Green Gulch is to awaken in ourselves and the many people who come here the bodhisattva spirit, the spirit of kindness and realistic helpfulness. This is how we offer our understanding of Buddha’s Way.
Green Gulch Farm is located in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, in a valley that opens out onto the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the temple program of zen and study, it includes an organic farm and garden, as well as a guest house and conference center.
For 15 years they have offered apprenticeships which emphasize meditation practice, study/instruction in Buddhist teachings, and hands-on work experience and instruction in organic gardening/farming methods.
On Sunday, they offer a public program, which includes a zazen instruction, a lecture, tea, and a public lunch ($8). Non-resident lay members volunteer with many aspects of the Sunday program.
Hours Open: Telephone hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am – noon and 2 – 4 pm Sundays, 9 – 10 am Bookstore hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am – noon and 2 – 4 pm Sundays, 9 – 10 am and 11:15 am – 3 pm
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center uses only biodynamic and organic practices in their market garden.
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