May 1, 2017
Lay Initiation Ceremony – Jukai at City Center

On Saturday, April 29, eight people received the precepts in a Lay Initiation Ceremony. Congratulations to everyone! Photo by Florian Brody.

Back row, left to right: David Baumgarten, Lorna Weir, Deborah van Dommelen, Thorsten Raab, Becky Gerek, Valerie Wagenfeld; front row, left to right: Christine Marie, Jisan Tova Green, Kiku Christina Lehnherr, Dainin Marsha Angus, Jeannie Linam

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."