April 24, 2013
Creating Enlightened Society

CES_Square_Logo_300pxwithDatesSan Francisco Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and Shambhala founder Chögyam Trungpa were close friends who shared a common vision for Buddhism in the West. SFZC is pleased to share with you information about the Creating Enlightened Society conference, offered by Shambhala. The conference will feature Trungpa’s son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as well as Google’s Chade-Meng Tan, Bishop Marc Andrus, Jyoti, angel Kyoto williams, Acharyas Adam Lobel, and Susan Skjel. The conference is May 10, 11 & 12 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California.

Shambhala is generously offering our SFZC sangha a 20% discount on the registration fee for the event, when you pre-register online using the following promotional code: SFZCCES13

Celebrate the inherent goodness and potential of society. Participants will explore ways to bring out basic goodness in our lives and within our societies, while gaining inspiration to creatively engage with the challenges and opportunities of modern life.

Special Address, Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Shambhala Logowill discuss the pressing questions of our time along with the vision of Shambhala.

For more information and to register, visit the Creating Enlightened Society website.

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."