City Center Abiding Abbot Ed Sattizahn took in an early morning courtyard view between activities in the one-day sitting on October 4. This first sitting of the fall signaled that the abbot’s first practice period at Zen Center was well under way. In addition to offering a perfect stage for dramatic seasonal displays of sunlight, the peaceful courtyard is where some students may perform morning temple cleaning work, and is also a setting for enjoying short breaks during daylong sittings.
Congratulations to Hoko Sam Ridge who was ordained as a priest on October 29 by Kokyo Henkel.
Congratulations to three new priests of Still Breathing Zen Sangha, ordained by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel at the end of the November sesshin.
As the 300 Page Street renovation project approaches, be sure to note these important dates.
Seth takes pride in the new line of alcohol-free drinks he has been introducing to the beverage menu.
Whether you join for a day or many days, your presence and effort are integral to the transition of our temple from renovation to the move back in.