May 16, 2012
The Third Turning of the Wheel

“In The Third Turning of the Wheel, Zen master Reb Anderson draws on his forty years of meditation practice and his profound study of Buddhist psychology to illuminate the second-century Samdhinirmocana Sutra, a long-neglected but seminal work that attempts to reconcile Shakyamuni Buddha’s early teaching with later Mahayana thought.” – from cover description

Excerpt from “Why the Wheel Turns Three Times” in the Summer 2012 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly.

Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot of SF Zen Center and currently resident Senior Dharma Teacher, lives at Green Gulch Farm and teaches at all three SFZC locations. He is author of Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains: Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation and Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts, both also published by Rodmell Press.

 

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."