January 6, 2012
Poetry Circle


First meeting: Friday, February 3

Artwork by Shashi Memury

On these Fridays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

April 27 – Rumi night

The Art Lounge of San Francisco Zen Center

Poetry Circle is an open Circle

Of Born and Unborn Poets

Whether Visiting or Local, it’s Universal

It’s not a class

For Poetry from the Heart

Is an Art

Bring a Poem

Lay down a Theme

And enjoy the art of Sharing

Through Writing


There will be a reserved table at dinner for Poetry Circle.

Dinner – at 6:30pm – is by donation; suggested donation $7 – $10.

SFZC Contact person: Shindo Gita Gayatri, 415-354-0386 or gita.gayatri@sfzc.org

NOTE: The dates have been changed for some of the meetings, which will continue to be on Fridays, but not necessarily the first Friday of each month. More changes are possible; contact Shindo for confirmation.

Recent changes: April 27 is Rumi Night; there will be no meeting in May. 4/3/12 Poetry Circle will no longer be meeting as of May 2012.



Joshua Sandeman
Arts & Culture, Features, Zen Practice

Medicine and the Dharma

Joshua Sandeman, a former SFZC resident, is a Nurse Practitioner based in Salem, Oregon. “Medicine puts me face-to-face with all manner of human suffering and it can be a challenge to take care of feelings of burnout, detachment, and despair."