We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved teacher, abbess, and great friend Zenkei Blanche Hartman died peacefully at 12:30am this morning at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco surrounded by her family.
Congratulations to Daniel deTerrence Brooks who received the precepts from Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson.
The Jukai-e included zazen, study, ceremonies, and Dharma talks, bringing together teachers and students from North America and around the world.
Kei sees her role as important as we’re bringing back and re-enlivening City Center’s public offerings and classes as an urban temple.
Receiving the precepts from Kyoshin Wendy Lewis was Mark Rivera and from Anshi Rosalie Curtis was Parul Bajaj.
"I had put myself in a box based on ideas my self-limiting mind makes—and for a moment I was exactly who I was. I felt a sense of liberation."
“The pandemic was a challenging time. It asked new and experienced students alike to deepen their practice. There was both suffering and joy in that.”
Shin San Shiki means ascending (shin), the mountain (san), ceremony (shiki). The mountain is the temple that a teacher would consider their "seat."
“The Board was committed to diversifying, and was looking for a Millennial female with business or strategy experience. I fit the bill."
"I’m optimistic about the new generation of students. Sincere people of all ages continue arriving to give us a try."
Shuso Dan Gudgel completed the Winter 2023 Practice Period at City Center.