San Francisco Zen Center, Summer 2017

In August I took photos at the San Francisco Zen Center for their web site and promotional materials. Here are two shots of the Buddha Hall, where most public lectures and Dharma talks take place, and the central courtyard. The building was originally a home for young Jewish women, built in the 1920s by the Bay Area architect Julia Morgan (who also designed William Randolph Hearst’s Hearst Castle). It is located in the trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood, and for many years was just a couple blocks away from a noisy highway overpass. That overpass, taken down in the wake of the autumn 1989 earthquake, is now gone, and in its place a thriving community has taken its place.   35602601434_14c9043a82_o36391951836_4d1745932f_o36040824720_6ecefb61c9_o

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