September 27, 2018
Featured Photo October 4

Congratulations to Terri Kota and Christian Piñón, who received the precepts in a lay initiation ceremony/jukai on September 15, 2018, at City Center. Photo by Shogen Tom Hawkins.

Left to right: Terri Kota – Jiryu Kyoshin / Nourishing Willow, Dignity Faith; City Center Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn; preceptor Shosan Victoria Austin; and Christian Piñón – Monshin Daigen / Listening Heart, Great Revelation.


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."