Peter Coyote, actor, former member of the San Francisco Mime Troup, founding member of the San Francisco based counter-culture group called The Diggers, and a Zen priest, says that Zen Buddhism is not a religion but rather a practice that reminds us that we are a part of an interconnected Universe. The Zen Center teaches “zazen,” defined as seated meditation to calm the body and the mind.
For a virtual tour of the Zen Center, check out this YouTube clip:
And if you prefer a little taste of Zen (pun intended), you can enjoy a meal at Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason. Greens Restaurant opened in 1979 as one of the first vegetarian fine dining restaurants in the country, and it is still a part of the family of Zen Center operations. Besides the sit-down restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner, there is “Greens to Go.” The take-out menu includes breads and pastries made from The Tassajara Bread Book, first published in 1970.
For information about the many anniversary events planned, open to the public, check out: