November 4, 2015
Kids and Queens of Halloween 2015

Last Friday evening, October 30, we held our annual Sejiki Ceremony at City Center. Immediately afterward, we hosted children, parents and staff from Clara House (a transitional housing facility for families) for a Halloween costume dinner, followed by trick-or-treating within Zen Center residences. (Learn more about SFZC outreach activities.)

Photo: Chris Shelton

Photo: Chris Shelton

Of course, SFZC staff also put together their costumes for the evening, or all day. A special highlight of the day was a sighting of our presidential queen, Susan O’Connell.


Photo: Linda Ruth Cutts


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."