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San Francisco Zen Center

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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For as little as $25 per night one can stay in an oasis of tranquility and contentment, with meals... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Andrew H
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Great stay

What a wonderful way to stay in the middle of SF. I had a great room on the third floor with views... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
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24 Jan 2018
“Stay awhile...”
16 Nov 2016
“Great stay”
Beginner's Mind Temple (Hosshin-ji), also known as City Center, was established in 1969 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi as a training center in the Soto Zen tradition open to the general public. Offerings include daily meditation and service, semi-weekly...more
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300 Page St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5649
Hayes Valley
+1 415-863-3136
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

For as little as $25 per night one can stay in an oasis of tranquility and contentment, with meals included, in a central location, surrounded by people who are committed to leading an ethical and compassionate life. There are expectations. No smoking. No alcohol. No...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a wonderful way to stay in the middle of SF. I had a great room on the third floor with views of the city. Every morning I chose to take part in house meditation and services before breakfast, what beautiful way to start your...More

2  Thank Jon6578
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I found htis place in Dec. of 2013. I went on a Guest student saty to discover more about the Zen tradition and meditation. my week here took me down a path of growth, love and friendships. I cannot tell you how at home the...More

2  Thank KJSpoon
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is an amazing place located in a historical building designed by Julia Morgan for single Jewish women fleeing persecution in Europe. Its central location is an enclosed garden with a fountain, statues and lovingly tended plants. Now the preeminent zen center in the Western...More

4  Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 28 December 2012

My wife and I attended a nightly Zazen meditation and dinner. The people were more than welcoming. The meditation experience was very useful. I highly recommend it to all interested visitors. for more info http://www.sfzc.org/

3  Thank SteveSiesta
Reviewed 29 November 2011

If you want to experience the soul of Marin County, come to Green Gulch Farm. It is a farm and garden center that includes facilities for retreat and meditation on site, so the contemplative air infuses everything. The gardens are open to the public every...More

2  Thank kathrynpd
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