Green Gulch Farm 1601 Shoreline Hwy., just S of town, (415) 383-3134. Guest House: 12 rooms, 1 cottage; $-$$. No TVs; all shared baths. Vegetarian meals included. Reached via a sharp downhill turnoff, this retreat is operated by the San Francisco Zen Center. Public meditation programs are scheduled daily, and a longer program on Sundays includes a dharma talk. Retreats, workshops, and children’s programs are also scheduled, as is a fairly regular Sunday Tea Gathering where you can the traditional Japanese tradition of whisked green tea. Visitors are welcome to take informal afternoon walks in the organic garden, which supplies the herbs and vegetables for Greens restaurant in San Francisco. Plants are available for purchase from the nursery.
Overnight lodging is available in the peaceful, Japanese-style Lindisfarne Guest House, which is constructed without nails. A separate cottage is available for families with children, and guests may take their meals at communal tables with the permanent residents.
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