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October All-Day Sitting

October 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event
One Day Retreat, led by Norman

Please join us in person at Green Gulch Farm or online via Zoom for this hybrid All-Day Sitting. The day begins at 9:00 am (PT) with a brief orientation followed by periods of sitting and walking meditation throughout the day. There will be a dharma talk in morning, a service before lunch, and the day concludes at 4:30 pm with the Pali refuges.

For those sitting with us at Green Gulch Farm, please arrive at the zendo no later than 8:45 am so that you can store your things, be checked in by the registrars, and settle on your cushion by 8:55 am. Those joining us online are also encouraged to be settled in your seat on Zoom by 8:55 am. We request that everyone joining the All-Day Sitting commit to sitting with us for the entire day. Thank you!

To Attend in Person

Registration opens October 1st.

Use the green button below to register directly with Green Gulch Farm on the San Francisco Zen Center website. Space is limited. Please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Registration closes at 4:00 pm PT on the Thursday before the All-Day Sitting.

Participants are required to follow the Health and Safety Requirements as instructed on the registration page.

For registration questions, please contact the Green Gulch Farm events office at 415-354-0360.

Register with GGF

To Attend Online

Please use the link below to join the All-Day Sitting online. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 863 0463 4972
Passcode: G.q-w8KHYE

Registration for Zoom is no longer required to participate online and we will not be sending reminder emails. Please see below for details.

Sitting with us at Green Gulch Farm

What to Bring

The zendo at GGF will provide us with zafus, a few sitting benches, support cushions, and zabutons. You may bring your own zafus, support cushions, and benches if you wish, but do not bring zabutons or chairs. If you plan to sit on a chair, please note that on the form when you register on the GGF website.

Zendo Protocols

  • Please be in your seat by 8:55 am. 
  • Do not show up without having registered to attend in person.
  • To enter the zendo, use the side entrance. Please do not enter Cloud Hall. 
  • Chairs will already be set up in the zendo. Please do not move chairs to different places.
  • Shoes: No shoes inside the zendo or on the wooden walkway circling the zendo. Shoes are worn in all other areas of Green Gulch. Shoe racks are near the side entrance to the zendo.
  • Water bottles, food or liquid of any form is not permitted inside.
  • Bags, coats, water bottles, etc. may not be put on any of the shoe racks, with the exception of those on walkways around the outside of the zendo. The two entrances with the indoor men’s and women’s bathrooms have coat racks and a rack on top of the shoe rack for these items. If you use any of these storage areas please drop off your possessions and exit and then enter the zendo through the side door.
  • If necessary, you may neatly fold a jacket or extra layer of clothing to have in front of your sitting place. However, please keep this to a minimum. Bring as little as possible inside!

Sitting with us on Zoom

A webpage with the Schedule of the Day, the Everyday Zen Chant Book, and forms for requesting dokusan and practice discussion, as available that day, will be posted in the Zoom chat window on the morning of the All-Day Sitting.

The Zoom host will open the Zoom meeting room at 8:45 am.

Please log on early and on mute to begin our day together in silence and find the documents and request forms.

Fees, Dana & Scholarships

Your donations make Everyday Zen events possible.


For sitting at Green Gulch Farm

Registration fee: $70–$100

This fee, payable directly to Green Gulch Farm when you register, covers the day of sitting and includes lunch, tea/coffee, and a donation to Everyday Zen.

Additional gifts of dana to Everyday Zen are greatly appreciated and help support, among other things, the EDZ scholarship fund, enabling students and sangha members with lower income to attend. To make an additional donation, please visit: Donations: All-Day Sittings

For information on SFZC’s fees and cancellations, please see: About SFZC Public Programs, Fees, and Cancellations

Everyday Zen Scholarships
To apply for an EDZ scholarship for the All-Day Sitting, please do not register on the Green Gulch Farm website. Instead, complete the All-Day Sitting Scholarship Request form as early in the month as possible. Seats fill fast once registration opens and a place is not guaranteed until the request is accepted

For sitting on Zoom

Suggested donation: $30 or whatever you are comfortable contributing.

We appreciate your support and cannot continue offering teachings online without it. To simplify our accounting, we appreciate people making their donations online. If you prefer to send a check, please visit the Donate page on our website.

Everyone is welcome and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.


Thank you! We look forward to practicing with you.

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October 21, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
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Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
1601 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965 United States


Jane Flint & Neal Shorstein, Registrars