Independent Meditation Center Guide

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Hartford Street Zen Center - Issan-ji - One Mountain Temple
57 Hartford Street
San Francisco,  California   94116
(For best directions, please ask the center.)
Zen - Soto
URL www.hartfordstreetze...
Email Click to contact via e-mail
Phone 415 863-2507
Center's Description
Hartford Street Zen Center is a small Buddhist center in the Soto Zen tradition. Opened in the heart of the Castro in 1981, it was founded by a small group of gay and lesbian buddhists for this neighborhood and community.

The central practice is meditation and we offer instruction and practice on a frequent and regular basis. This meditation can also be approached in a secular (non-religious) manner, if you prefer. The culture at this center is traditional and open, informal, warm and "everyone friendly".

In addition to a regular schedule of zazen (meditation), services, formal talks, informal presentations and group discussions, HSZC also offers other events and community services.

Thank you for your interest. We hope you will always feel welcome and at ease here.

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