This snapshot from the spring of 2011 captures Urban Temple Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller appreciating the beginner’s mind of his grandson, Marcello, in a procession for Buddha’s Birthday in Koshland Park, across the street from City Center. Paul currently leads the Winter Practice Period at City Center, which started this morning with another kind of procession that took all the participants around to altars in various areas of the temple, acknowledging how our intention reaches across different daily activities and functional spaces. The practice period theme is apt: “Continuous Practice: What’s Happening Now?” Accompanying Paul and Marcello in the photo is student Tim Kroll, who will be formally invited next week to serve as shuso (head student) and assist Paul with leading this practice period.
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.