September 25, 2017
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Congratulations! At City Center on September 23, 2017, nine people received lay initiation. Photos by Deborah Svoboda.

Teachers and initiates: Rinso Ed Sattizahn: Chloe Atreya; Ryushin Paul Haller: Ken Collins and Tyler Stump; Keiryu Lien Shutt: Malcolm Bowles, Anton Kovalyov, Lynn Eubanks, Bong Lau, Brad Webster, and Sheri Macatangay.

The three preceptors, from left: Rinso Ed Sattizahn, Ryushin Paul Haller, Keiryu Lien Shutt

The initiates chant together after receiving their rakusus

Joshua Sandeman
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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."