December 8, 2016
Featured Photo December 8

Mountain Home by Greg Fain. A view of the Ventana Wilderness on the way into Tassajara.

This photo reminds us of our gratitude that the summer fire in 2016 didn’t reach our monastery at Tassajara, and that the Fall 2016 Practice Period was able to begin only about two weeks later than planned.

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."