December 13, 2016
Featured Photo December 15

City Center courtyard maple leaf by Clare Hollander. Celebrating the rain and the end of autumn.


The hanging raindrops
Have not dried from the needles
Of the fir forest
Before the evening mist
Of Autumn rises.

— The Monk Jakuren (12th c. Japan; trans. by Kenneth Rexroth)

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."