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Take your meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful outdoors; come for a mindful hike in a secluded part of the city. and let yourself be inspired and grounded in nature. Each Roaming Zen event consists of hiking, with an emphasis on quiet presence, some time for meditation at an auspicious location, and chances for discussion.

These roams are offered by donation; they are one way I try to be able to afford to continue living in San Francisco as a zen priest!

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Canyons and valley sides

Glen Park Station

I am bookmarking this date, assuming there are no rain interventions closer to the date. This is a circuit we have done a few times now, in each direction, and it takes us through Glen Canyon and over a couple of other sweet lesser-known open spaces. There should be plenty of hillside flowers, and maybe a rope swing if you are feeling playful. Bring sensible clothes and sturdy shoes (as well as water and snacks). Be prepared for a number of climbs en route, and plenty of unpaved surfaces. Please be punctual - we always leave by 2:10! You can text me on[masked] if you are coming but running late. These roams are offered by donation; they are one way I try to be able to afford to continue living in San Francisco! Thank you for your generosity in supporting Roaming Zen.

The Goldsworthy Loop in the Presidio

Presidio Cafe

I am bookmarking this date! It's been a while since we roamed in the Presidio, and hopefully the weather will be perfect for a hike around the eastern half. There are four pieces by Andy Goldsworthy that we can take in over the course of a roam, and we will stop to sit with at least two of them as well. Bring the usual: good shoes, water, snacks, and layers to deal with any vagaries of the weather. Much of the route is on soft trails, and there is some climbing involved. Please be punctual. If you are coming and are going to be more than five minutes late, please text me on[masked]. These roams are offered by donation; they are one way I try to be able to afford to continue living in San Francisco! Thank you for your generosity in supporting Roaming Zen.

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Blossoms, Strawberry, Redwood and Oak

San Francisco County Fair Building

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