February 1, 2012
New Tatami for the Buddha Hall

City Center is replacing the 42 tatami mats in the Buddha Hall to welcome our new Abbess, Kiku Christina Lehnherr.

Tatami and broom

Photo by Shundo David Haye

Replacing the tatami is one of many planned changes to refurbish our urban temple, and that is why we could use your financial support.

Donations of any size to support the cost of this project would be deeply appreciated. Each new tatami mat costs $200. Please consider sponsoring a tatami or joining with several friends to sponsor one.

NOTE/UPDATE: If you would like to make a donation, please contact Tova Green, the City Center Director, at 415-354-0383 or ccdirector@sfzc.org.

 

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."