November 27, 2012
Featured Photo Nov 28

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!

Photo by
Renshin Bunce


From left to right, Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts, Sonja Gardenswartz, Tenshin Reb Anderson, Stephen Hale, Fu Schroeder and Johan Ostlund.

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."