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San Francisco Zen Center tour of Asian Art Museum

9 January, 2009 (05:00) | ceramics/metal/stone, japan | By: xensen

logo of san francisco zen center featuring an enso by founder suzuki roshi

Folks in the San Francisco area on February 26, March 26, or April 23 this year have an opportunity to tour the Asian Art Museum with members of the San Francisco Zen Center. Each group is limited to 15 people. Cost is $20, which includes $15 for dinner in the Asian’s private dining area, which is usually restricted mainly to high-level donors. Sign-up is by e-mail to events [at] sfzc [dot] org, specifying a date.

The SFZC’s appealing logo features an enso by — I think — the center’s founder, Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (not to be confused with Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki), a Japanese Zen priest belonging to the Soto lineage, who came to San Francisco in 1959 at the age of fifty-four and helped popularize Zen teachings in the U.S.

(If I’m wrong about attributingt the enso to Suzuki Roshi, let me know — it’s good enso.)