Program Details

San Francisco Zen Center: Touching the Earth Sit-a-Thon

April 21 / 9:00 AM - April 21 / 5:00 PM

A fundraiser for the San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page Street, San FranciscoCA,

During this quiet day of sitting in community, they will provide deep support for San Francisco Zen Center’s three unique places of refuge and engagement: City Center, Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm.

The funds raised will contribute to the food they serve, the staff that cooks it, the gardens and repairs on their 90-year-old Julia Morgan building in the city. It will benefit the farm at Green Gulch, the baths at Tassajara and maintain housing and retreat spaces. These funds will support programs that welcome hundreds of people to centers every week – including people new to practice, long time community members, young urban dwellers, children and families. The Sit-A-Thon will also enable their centers to provide outreach to people who are homeless, in recovery and incarcerated.

Their Goal is $50,000 (that means 125 Sitters with 20 sponsors each pledging $20).

Support the Sit-a-Thon
There is a way for everyone to participate

Each participant of the Sit-A-Thon will create a schedule that they can commit to. We will each pace ourselves, taking breaks when needed. Snacks and beverages will be provided. There will be an area for yoga and quiet space in the courtyard for walking meditation or taking a break.

If you can’t be here for the whole time, commit to what part of it you can and make sure that those sponsoring you understand that commitment. You will do this on your profile page.

Out of the area? They need everyone in the SFZC community, far and wide, to join in this effort! Sit on your own or gather with dharma friends and bring the Buddha Hall to your living room or sitting group via Live Stream. You can also sponsor a sitter or donate to the event.

Create a profile and then reach out to your family and friends to support you in something that means a lot to you. Our online system will lead you through the process.

Sponsor a Sitter
Sponsor a Sitter or two! Search for sitters here.

Support the Event
Even if you are not able to sit on April 21st you can still create a profile page in support of the Touching the Earth Sit-A-Thon and reach out to your friends to support the event and an organization that is important to you. 

Donate to the Event
All donations to the Sit-A-Thon are greatly appreciated!

For more information, to set up a profile, register, donate or read the FAQs, please visit the San Francisco Zen Center website.  

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