July 30, 2015
Brother David Steindl-Rast and Ryushin Paul Haller: The Spirit of Practice

Brother David Steindl-Rast and Ryushin Paul Haller returned to Tassajara last week to lead their annual retreat titled The Spirit of Practice: Christian and Zen. During their visit they graciously delivered the Wednesday evening dharma talk for Tassajara guests and residents, filling the retreat hall with laughter and conversation, and filling our hearts with the spirit of practice.

They began the evening with a reading and discussion of Mary Oliver’s poem “Praying,” after which they responded to questions from the audience. In this video we have captured a few of the rich exchanges of dialogue that unfolded that evening.

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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."