August 6, 2018
Featured Photo August 9 Jukai / Lay Initiation at City Center

Jukai / Lay Ordination at City Center on Friday, July 20, 2018. Congratulations to those receiving the precepts! Photo by Shundo David Haye.

Left to right: Jonathan Kauffman – Yushin Gido / Courageous Heart, Faithful Way; David Alexander – Shingyo Dokaku / Sincere Practice, Path of Awakening; Kyoshin Wendy Lewis; Zesho Susan O’Connell; and Chia-Ying Chou – Myogyoku Genji / Luminous Jade, Source of Compassion. Also receiving the precepts were Greg Benza – Genchi Enjo / Profound Wisdom, Complete Accomplishment and Ash Benza – Mitsu En Kodo / Intimate Circle, Great Way.

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."