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Green Gulch Farm

Type of Attraction
Religious, Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, Outdoors, Religion
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Price: Free
It's free to visit, but some programs will cost you. Call for program and price details.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: This site is mostly wheelchair accessible with ramps and pathways, but there are areas that have limited accessibility. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are also available.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Green Gulch Farm

Green Dragon Temple, Soryuji

Zen and Buddhist Center

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
1601 Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965
+1 415 383 3134


The Green Gulch Farm Zen Center was formed by the venerated Japanese Zen priest, Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi, in 1959. Impressed by the seriousness of San Franciscans' "beginner's mind," he created the Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji) and became its abbot. Today, the Zen Center promises to awaken the Bodhasiattva spirit within and to point you toward the Eightfold Noble Path. Located just north of San Francisco, in a valley that faces the Pacific, this center offers a garden with classes in organic gardening and healing herbs, workshops in meditation, lectures in Buddhist philosophy and practice, and a traditional Japanese teahouse. Call to make reservations and to find upcoming events.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: Hours vary by facility
Notes: The grounds are available to visit from dawn to dusk. The office and bookstore hours are: 9am-12pm, 1:30pm-4pm, Mon-Sat; 9am-10am, 11:30-4pm, Sun. Program times vary; call or check website for updates.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: If you do the hike out to the beach and back, you could easily spend half a day here.
Price: Free
Price Notes: It's free to visit, but some programs will cost you. Call for program and price details.


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free

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