April 2, 2012
Congratulations to City Center Shuso

On Saturday, March 31, City Center celebrated the Shuso Ceremony of Konin Melissa Cardenas.

Konin between Shosan (left) and Zenkei (right)

Konin was shuso for the City Center Winter Practice Period, led by Zenkei Blanche Hartman and Shosan Victoria Austin.

Congratulations, Konin!


Photos by Renshin Bunce.

Practice Period participants

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."