City Center Residential Practice Period Application

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San Francisco Zen Center

Fall 2023 Residential Practice Period Application
October 2 - December, 9 2023
Led by Ryushin Paul Haller
Fields marked with an * asterisk are required. 
NOTE: You are applying to participate as a Residential Participant (residing at 300 Page St /City Center for the duration of the Practice Period). 
Personal Information

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Emergency Contact Information

PART II: Personal Statement

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At this time, City Center is only able to invite people to be residents who are fully vaccinated and have  received a booster shot when eligible.

Travel/Stay (residential applicants) 

Page 3: Participation in the Practice Period

Full participation in a City Center practice period requires:
  • Monday through Saturday attendance at morning and evening meditation, service, and temple cleaning
  • Attendance at twice-weekly dharma talks, a weekly class, formal oryoki meals and ceremonies
  • Weekly meal preparation and dishwashing shifts and temple jobs
  • Following the City Center Practice Guidelines
  • Refraining from recreational drug and alcohol use
  • Refraining from beginning any new sexual relationship
Note: the times and offerings here may vary from the final schedule but give you a good idea of what our time together will look like. Final details of the schedule will be provided with confirmation materials.

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Payment is full is required before arrival at City Center unless another arrangement is made in advance. See the Intensive webpage for fees.
Application Fee

Payment of $30 may be paid here. Visa/MC only.

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All first-time residential applicants are required to meet with the City Center Director prior to the application due date. If a physical meeting is not practical, a Zoom or telephone appointment can be made. You will be contacted to find a mutually convenient time for this meeting.  If you have any questions about financial assistance, work exchange, or any other matters related to the application process, please contact the temple coordinator at