On Sunday, Nov. 24 at Green Gulch Farm, Sonja Gardenswartz, Stephen Hale and Johan Ostlund were ordained as Soto Zen priests in a traditional ceremony called Shukke Tokudo. Congratulations to Sonja, Stephen and Johan!
From left to right, Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts, Sonja Gardenswartz, Tenshin Reb Anderson, Stephen Hale, Fu Schroeder and Johan Ostlund.
Writing is a solitary practice, but ... it’s not lonely. At every stage I’ve felt community—the writing community, the arts community, and the sangha.