Branching Streams

Branching Streams is a program that involves the affiliates of the San Francisco Zen Center. For us it means creating a more organized relationship between the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio Zen Centers in conjunction with the SFZC for the purpose of sharing visiting teachers, and coordinating special events with each other. We are working toward a gathering of these three Texas centers of Branching Streams in Houston sometime next year.

The coordinators in the centers are Lane Stuckey of SFZC, Anne Handley of AZC, Joe Castelberry of HZC, and Gerald Schulz of SAZC.


Dharma Talks


Glenn Noblin, February 21, 2015,
If This Were My Last Talk...

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Guest Practice

KesuPLEASE NOTE: THE AZC GUEST PRACTICE PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS. Interested in either starting or deepening your Zen practice in a residential setting with others? Our Guest Practice program is a short term opportunity (one to four weeks) that includes meditation, study, work practice and discussions with other practitioners about Zen Buddhism.

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New Beginnings

Elizabeth Law

Our online magazine, JustThis, is now an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. We post pieces as they come in to encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

We use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.