July 17, 2017
Featured Photo July 20

On June 18,Still Breathing Zen Meditation Center‘s first jukai ceremony took place at the Berkeley Zen Center. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, guiding teacher, was the preceptor with the assistance of Shosan Victoria Austin of San Francisco Zen Center and Chimyo Atkinson of Great Tree Zen Center in NC. Congratulations to Margaret Benson-Thompson, Andrea Henderson, and Unique Holland.

Photos by Vaschelle André.

First row: Chimyo Atkinson, Shosan Victoria Austin, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel; second row: Margaret Benson-Thompson, Unique Holland, Andrea Henderson, Simbwala Schultz; last row: Aja Trotter and Ashara Ekundayo.

Ordinands, left to right: Andrea Henderson, Unique Holland, and Margaret Benson-Thompson


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."