October 18, 2016
Featured Photo October 20, 2016

Along a hiking trail at Tassajara in May of this year. Photo by Shundo David Haye.


The wildflowers in the foreground are fairy lanterns, a Californian species in the genus Calochortus, the Lily family. They are magical, especially the first time you come upon them, and then again the next time, and so on. Thinking of Tassajara and the surrounding mountains, trails, trees, flowers, and creeks. What will Spring be like in 2017?

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."