April 14, 2014
Congratulations to Green Gulch Shuso Shokuchi Carrigan

The Spring Practice Period at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, led by Eijun Linda Cutts and Furyu Nancy Schroeder, ended April 8, after a ceremony marking a culmination of training for the head student (shuso), Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan. Maggie Breuer served as benji, or attendant, for the shuso.

Congratulations, Shuso!

From left: Linda Cutts, Shokuchi Carrigan, Fu Schroeder, and Maggie Breuer (Photo: Renshin Bunce)

From left: Linda Cutts, Shokuchi Carrigan, Fu Schroeder, and Maggie Breuer (Photo: Renshin Bunce)

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."