March 14, 2014
Wisdom Behind Bars

Zen Center extends a deep bow of gratitude to Wisdom Publications for its donation of books to our Prison Outreach program. This generosity allows us to further extend the funds our other donors have made available to us for this work.

wisdompubs_logoTo learn more about Wisdom Publications and its prison program, please visit

Many thanks to them, our donors and our volunteer pen pals. You make it possible for us to reach out to men and women in jails and prisons throughout the country.

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."