October 9, 2018
Featured Photo October 11

Tortoiseshell butterflies at Tassajara, May 2018. Photos of butterflies by Shundo David Haye.

At Tassajara in April and May 2018, there were numerous caterpillars, particularly on the ceanothus, that became tortoiseshell butterflies. The butterflies were spotted in various places around Tassajara.

Empty chrysalises of tortoiseshell butterfly. Photo by visitor to Tassajara.

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."